Agents from Del Rio Sector Border Patrol found a group migrant in a trailer. One of the migrants was killed in the smuggling attack.
Jason D. Owens, Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent, tweeted photos of a human-smuggling incident that was discovered by Carrizo Springs Station agents June 6. Agents discovered that one of the migrants had been killed in the cargo of migrants inside the dump trailer.
A smuggler threw another man in a truck with 60 other people and he ended up claiming his life.
We frequently talk about the dangers posed by criminal smugglers, who have no regard for human lives. This is the starkest proof of this fact. pic.twitter.com/wy9js1iCrI
— Chief Patrol Agent Jason D. Owens (@USBPChiefDRT) June 9, 2022
According to Del Rio Sector Border Patrol officers, the Carrizo Springs agents located the trailer on a remote road south from Catarina in Texas. It is approximately 60 miles north-east of Laredo.
Chief Owens stated that more than 60 migrants were packed into the trailer’s belly dump.
“We often talk about the dangers associated w/ tactics employed by criminal smugglers who have no regard for human life. Unfortunately, this is stark proof of that fact,”Owens said so in the tweet.
Border Patrol officials report that the Webb County Sheriff’s Office, ICE Homeland Security Investigations, and CBP’s Office of Professional Responsibility will investigate the death and associated human smuggling incident.
Officials were unable to disclose if the human smuggler who caused the death the migrant was arrested and identified. The migrant’s identity and nationality were not disclosed.
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