HARLINGEN, Texas (KVEO) — Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector arrested a total of 14 undocumented immigrants during three smuggling attempts, according to a news release.
Agents from the McAllen Station stopped and northbound SUV on Saturday night near Sullivan City. As the agent approached the vehicle, he saw several individuals in the back seat attempting to hide. Agents then determined all passengers were in the United States illegally, said the news release.
Agents also found a loaded firearm in the vehicle.
On Sunday morning, Brownsville agents saw a silver Dodge Caravan driving in an area known for human smuggling, according to the release.
Agents arrested five people after they saw them running north from the border fence and toward the van.
Agents stopped the van and arrested the driver. All of the individuals were transported to the station for processing.
In the third incident, Sullivan City Police Department officers contacted the McAllen station and requested their assistance after they stopped a Ford Mustang that had five occupants.
Agents saw three of the individuals were undocumented immigrants. They were transported to the station for processing. SCPD took custody of the driver and a passenger.