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CBP – Over 100 migrants rescued within 24 hours in El Paso Sector

El Paso Sector U.S. Border (CBP) Patrol Agents, along with Homeland  Security Investigations rescued more than 100 migrants within the El Paso area, Thursday. 

U.S. Border Patrol Agents from the Deming Station disrupted a human smuggling scheme  when they encountered 22 migrants that were crammed inside a  

Chevrolet Suburban SUV. The driver, an undocumented non-citizen from Mexico was  arrested and charged with human smuggling. 

Additionally, the Ysleta Station Anti-Smuggling Unit was contacted by HSI regarding a  possible vehicle used for human smuggling in East El Paso. Subsequent surveillance of the  area resulted in the interception of a rented box-truck with a total of 70 migrants trapped in  the cargo area. Four unaccompanied children were encountered in this event and  were transferred to the Central Processing Center. 

In a separate event, HSI informed Ysleta Station ASU of a residence suspected of  housing migrants in East El Paso. The information received led to the discovery and  rescue of 10 migrants inside the residence. One of the individuals has been confirmed to be  a member of known gang.  

All migrants encountered in these events were medically screened and processed  accordingly. Subjects amenable to Title 42 were expelled to Mexico.  

Since fiscal year 2022 began, a total of 525 foiled smuggling schemes and 99 stash houses  have been disrupted by Border Patrol Agents of the El Paso Sector.  

“Transnational Criminal Organizations continue to use their ruthless tactics, as  they smuggle or attempt to further the entry of migrants into the United States.” said El Paso  Sector Chief Patrol Agent Gloria I. Chavez. “Our agents remain steadfast in their border 

security mission and never hesitate to saving human lives from dangerous smuggling  situations. So very proud of my Border Patrol Agents and our law enforcement partners.” 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection welcomes assistance from the community. Citizens  are encouraged to report suspicious activity to the U.S. Border Patrol while remaining  anonymous by calling 1-800-635-2509. 


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