C.B.P. News Release

Border Patrol Agents Rescue 10 from El Paso Storm Drains

(Thursday, March 25, 2010)

El Paso, Texas – A potentially deadly situation was averted yesterday after U.S. Border Patrol agents, helped rescue ten illegal migrants who were put in a perilous situation by a smuggler in an attempt to elude authorities.

In the early hour’s yesterday afternoon on March 25, Border Patrol agents from the El Paso Station responded to the Hill Street storm drain where several individuals were attempting to make an illegal entry into the United States. As agents responded to the area they noticed several males running back into Mexico from the steel grates at the exit of the storm drain. Agents also watched several individuals running north in the storm drain.

The Border Patrol’s “Confined Space Entry Team