Border Chaos: Drivers Escape RGV Agents Amid Five Smuggling Busts in Hours

Wild pursuits lead to 49 apprehensions in 11 hours in one sector

Image Credits: U.S. Border Patrol.

Chaos reigns at the U.S. southern border as agents in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Sector chased smugglers and illegals in five different vehicles in less than 12 hours, authorities say.

A total of 49 people were apprehended during a wild half-day span this week in one of the busiest Border Patrol sectors.

Incredibly, the drivers managed to flee on foot during each bust and evade capture.

On Wednesday, agents in McAllen, TX, were alerted by a concerned citizen about suspicious people piling into a van near Mission.

The driver sped off when agents arrived and led them on a chase.

“A CBP Air and Marine Operations helicopter was requested to assist. The pursuit eventually came to [an] end in Pharr, Texas where several subjects were observed exiting the vehicle. With the assistance of a CBP air asset, 15 subjects were apprehended,” CBP explained in a statement.

The suspects were identified as citizens of Mexico, El Salvador, and Honduras who had entered the U.S. illegally.

Concurrently, RGV agents pursued a Ford Flex on U.S. Highway 281 near San Manuel, TX.

“The pursuit came to an end when the driver drove through a ranch fence. Several subjects were observed absconding into the nearby brush. As agents searched the area, the vehicle caught fire,” CBP reported.

One migrant was captured nearby but the driver escaped.

Less than an hour later, the driver of a Chevrolet Equinox ignored orders to yield to agents and tried to flee.

“The Equinox veered off the road through a property gate and came to a stop, where multiple people were observed fleeing,” CBP reported.

Seven illegal aliens from Guatemala were apprehended shortly after, but the driver was not located.

Another pursuit kicked off on U.S. Highway 281 near San Manuel in the early hours of Thursday after a Ford pickup fled border agents.

After the vehicle came to an abrupt stop on the side of the road, a group of migrants tried to escape on foot.

Five illegal aliens were captured in the area, but again, the driver managed to disappear.

Minutes later, agents chased a suspicious SUV into a neighborhood near Escobares, TX.

The driver abandoned the vehicle, leaving 21 illegal aliens packed inside.

It is unclear if any of the drivers have been located at the time of this writing.


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