18 Migrants Arrested in Remote West Texas Border Region

by BOB PRICE 10 Jul 2022

Big Bend Sector Border Patrol agents utilized surveillance technology to locate and apprehend a group of 18 migrants near Van Horn, Texas. The migrants all wore camouflage in an attempt to avoid apprehension.

Big Bend Sector Chief Patrol Agent Sean L. McGoffin tweeted images showing a group of 18 camo-wearing migrants being apprehended by agents from the Van Horn and Sierra Blanca stations. Agents captured images of the group by utilizing surveillance technology and called a CBP Air and Marine Operations (AMO) aircrew to track the migrants.



Chief Patrol Agent Sean L. McGoffin
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Jul 8, 2022

Yesterday, agents from the Van Horn and Sierra Blanca Stations, with the help of surveillance technology, Air and Marine Operations, and the horse patrol unit, apprehended 18 undocumented non-citizens. The surveillance tower detected the group south of Van Horn, Texas. The air









Chief Patrol Agent Sean L. McGoffin
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unit responded, located the group hiding in the brush, and guided the ground agents to them. All subjects were transported to the station for processing. #TeamWork#GreatWork#USBP

7:41 AM Jul 8, 2022

The aircrew located the group of 18 migrants and directed ground-based agents, including Horse Patrol Unit agents, to the location. The agents took the migrants into custody and arranged transportation to the station for processing.

Not far away, Van Horn Station agents teamed up with another AMO aircrew to locate and apprehend a group of suspected drug smugglers. The migrants carried bundles of drugs through the desert near Van Horn, Texas, McGoffin tweeted.



Chief Patrol Agent Sean L. McGoffin
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Jul 8, 2022

Yesterday, agents from Van Horn station along with the assistance of Air and Marine Operations (AMO) apprehended five subjects with five bundles of narcotics near Van Horn, Texas. The AMO crew spotted multiple subjects running in a wash after dropping the bundles. After the





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subjects and bundles were secured, agents transported them to the station for processing. #TeamWork#AMO

5:55 PM Jul 8, 2022

Mexican cartels frequently force migrants to carry drug-filled backpacks into the U.S. as a way to pay of their debt to the human smugglers.

The agents seized the drugs and transported the migrants to the station for processing, McGoffin reported.

18 Migrants Arrested in Remote West Texas Border Region (breitbart.com)