Officials have reported that nearly 1,800 migrants were detained by Del Rio Sector Border Patrol Agents in the 48-hour span ending Saturday afternoon. This sector was the busiest in all of the country on Saturday because of the apprehensions.
Jason D. Owens, Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent tweeted pictures of officers apprehending large numbers of migrants Saturday, June 18. At the time he tweeted, Del Rio agents had apprehended 1,780 migrants — many in large migrant groups of up to 400.
The US Border Patrol has apprehended nearly half of large groups in the Del Rio Sector, as previously stated.
Groups of 100 are bad, now we are seeing groups over 200, 300, & even over 400! Over the last 48-hours, 8 different groups comprised 1,780 migrants. pic.twitter.com/ratFPN20BZ
— Chief Patrol Agent Jason D. Owens (@USBPChiefDRT) June 19, 2022
“The Del Rio Sector accounts for nearly 50% of all large groups apprehended by the US Border Patrol,”The tweet was sent by Chief Owens.
Large groups of migrants are used by human smugglers to entrap Border Patrol agents in one area. Although large groups may be 100-plus migrants who cross in one instance, Del Rio Sector agents see groups up to 400 crossing illegally from Mexico to Texas.
Between Midnight and 8 p.m. Saturday Del Rio Sector agents arrested more than 1,100 migrants, making them the busiest sector that day.
The group was located near Normandy in Texas and was approximately 500 people.
According to the Southwest Land Border Encounters report, 44,388 migrants or 222,656 were taken into custody by Del Rio Sector agents in May.
Randy Clark is a 32-year veteran of the United States Border Patrol. His previous duties included the role of Division Chief for Law Enforcement Operations. This was responsible for the operation for nine Border Patrol Stations located in the Del Rio sector, Texas. Follow Randy Clark BBTX on Twitter.
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