Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended more than 10,000 migrants during the past week. Another estimated 6,000 migrants got away without being apprehended.
Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Jason D. Owens tweeted a video recap highlighting the week’s activities in this sector. In the video, Eagle Pass North Station Patrol Agent in Charge Mickey Donaldson reported that began the week with more than 2,500 migrants in custody.
This was due, in large part, to a very busy week where multiple large migrant groups crossed at will. During the last week, agents in this sector apprehended 10,343 apprehensions. In addition, another 5,903 migrants got away without being apprehended.
The Del Rio Sector continues to lead the nation in the apprehension of large migrant groups. Border Patrol defines a large group as 100 or more migrants in a single border crossing event. During the past week, these agents encountered 21 large migrant groups.
Included in the apprehensions were two sex offenders within a two-hour period of time on Monday, Breitbart Texas reported.
Del Rio Sector agents also rescued eight migrants from life-threatening situations.
In connection with Texas Department of Public Safety troopers working under Operation Lone Star and local law enforcement partners, 87 human smuggling loads were intercepted. This resulted in the seizure of seven firearms and the apprehension of 503 migrant apprehensions.