U.S. Border Patrol RGV Sector

U.S. Border Patrol RGV Sector The Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Sector is responsible for 277 miles of border along the Rio Grande and 316 miles along the Gulf of Mexico. We are currently led by Chief Patrol Agent Brian S.
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Operating as usual

The smugglers thought they could make it through the checkpoints, but they were wrong. A job well done by the agents in ...
09/25/2020

The smugglers thought they could make it through the checkpoints, but they were wrong. A job well done by the agents in seizing these drugs.

COCAINE, HEROIN, AND METH INTERDICTED: Yesterday, agents at the #USBP checkpoints intercepted over 24 lbs of cocaine, 2 lbs of heroin, and 19 lbs of meth in three separate incidents. The drugs estimated street value is nearly $2 million dollars.

This morning #USBP agents in Mission, Texas apprehended this group of 60. Yes, you read that right 60. With the help of ...
09/24/2020

This morning #USBP agents in Mission, Texas apprehended this group of 60. Yes, you read that right 60.

With the help of the small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS), agents managed to catch everyone that entered the country illegally.
#BorderSecurity

09/24/2020

Good afternoon everyone. We hope everyone is having a fantastic day.

We want to once again say "Thank You" to everyone for the support we've received. We are currently at over 6,400 followers.

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McAllen agents along with OFO officers are busy tonight in the city of Hidalgo. Within the last 2 hours, they have appre...
09/24/2020

McAllen agents along with OFO officers are busy tonight in the city of Hidalgo. Within the last 2 hours, they have apprehended 25 illegal aliens attempting to avoid the nearby New Border Wall. #borderpatrol #CBP

This man was part of a group of people that were abandoned by a smuggler in the middle of nowhere. If it weren't for the...
09/24/2020

This man was part of a group of people that were abandoned by a smuggler in the middle of nowhere. If it weren't for the intervention of our highly trained unit (BORSTAR), the man could have suffered dire consequences. Read what transpired.

SAVING LIVES: Last night, #BorderPatrol Search, Trauma, and Rescue (BORSTAR) agents rendered life saving aid to a Mexican male who began convulsing in desolate ranch land near Encino,TX. Agents provided treatment until EMS arrived. #savinglives

Human smugglers are known to be ruthless.This just happened in Hidalgo, Texas. The rescued people are on the boat to you...
09/23/2020

Human smugglers are known to be ruthless.

This just happened in Hidalgo, Texas. The rescued people are on the boat to your right.

HAPPENING NOW: #USBP riverine agents from the Weslaco Station rescue 4 subjects from the Rio Grande after their smuggler pushed them off the raft they were on as he returned to Mexico. These criminals have no regard for human life. #savinglives

No words can describe how human smuggling organizations take advantage these people. See what transpired.This weekend, #...
09/22/2020

No words can describe how human smuggling organizations take advantage these people. See what transpired.

This weekend, #BorderPatrol agents and other law enforcement partners dismantled two human smuggling stash houses. Fifty eight (58) illegal aliens, including four unaccompanied juveniles, were discovered inside. #bordersecurity

Smugglers are in it for the money and nothing more. Look at how HOT it was inside before agents found them avoiding trag...
09/21/2020

Smugglers are in it for the money and nothing more. Look at how HOT it was inside before agents found them avoiding tragedy. Would you want to be subjected to such inhumane treatment? Your answer is most likely no. See the what happened below.

Yesterday, #USBP agents at the Javier Vega Jr. checkpoint rescued two illegal aliens that were confined in a compartment with extreme temperatures.

Many acts of kindness are often performed by agents across the country that often go unnoticed. This one particular pict...
09/21/2020

Many acts of kindness are often performed by agents across the country that often go unnoticed. This one particular picture was taken right in our backyard.

An agent assigned to the Weslaco #BorderPatrol station assisted an exhausted mother carry her child through the muddy terrain. Small acts of kindness such as this is an illustration of the compassion and respect our agents show daily. #honorfirst

Our #BorderPatrol #k9  program is second to none. RGV Sector Chief Patrol Agent Brian Hastings met with the returning ce...
09/19/2020

Our #BorderPatrol #k9 program is second to none. RGV Sector Chief Patrol Agent Brian Hastings met with the returning certified handlers.

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of addressing 8 #USBP agents from various sectors that graduated after five rigorous weeks of the Returning Handler curriculum. Our K9 teams are a valuable asset to our agency & their training is critical to our #bordersecurity mission.
Congratulations!

Yesterday at the Falfurrias checkpoint our trusted #borderpatrol K-9's alerted agents and  #CBP OFO officers to over 120...
09/18/2020

Yesterday at the Falfurrias checkpoint our trusted #borderpatrol K-9's alerted agents and #CBP OFO officers to over 120 pounds of meth inside a Chevrolet pickup. The dangerous and highly addictive drug is worth an estimated $4,000,000.00 dollars. #drugsmuggling

The inhumane practice by human smugglers continues. See the small home behind them? All those people were found within t...
09/18/2020

The inhumane practice by human smugglers continues. See the small home behind them? All those people were found within the property.

HAPPENING NOW: RGV #BorderPatrol agents disrupt a stash house in Pharr, TX, holding more than 60 illegal immigrants.

Happening now. McAllen agents working in Mission just encountered this group of 14. The group was led through a private ...
09/18/2020

Happening now. McAllen agents working in Mission just encountered this group of 14. The group was led through a private nature preserve commonly used by human smugglers.

Picture provided courtesy of BPA Ramirez.

Look at today's discovery by agents around lunch time.HAY WE FOUND YOU: Today, Falfurrias #USBP checkpoint agents discov...
09/18/2020

Look at today's discovery by agents around lunch time.

HAY WE FOUND YOU: Today, Falfurrias #USBP checkpoint agents discovered two illegal aliens hidden in plastic bins within bales of hay in a failed human smuggling attempt. A loaded firearm was also discovered in the vehicle. The driver and passenger were arrested.

There are skeptics that say a #BorderWall is unnecessary to secure our borders. Here is an example of why it's needed. U...
09/17/2020

There are skeptics that say a #BorderWall is unnecessary to secure our borders. Here is an example of why it's needed. Until these people are properly identified (processed), we don't know who we are dealing with.

This group was apprehended north of a well known nature park in Mission, Texas. A big thank you goes out to #MissionPolice for the help.

Picture is courtesy of BPA R.Ramirez.

09/17/2020

This short clip is a group of 12 that were caught making their way north after being smuggled across the Rio Grande near Mission, Texas.

It takes a number of assets like our partners #CBP Air and Marine Operations to secure the border. Call sign "Omaha" assisted ground agents making sure no one got away.

Video is courtesy of Air and Marine Operations McAllen Branch and Agent R. Ramirez.

Rain or shine RGV agents continue to work hard ensuring the border is secure. Within minutes of each other, agents and O...
09/16/2020

Rain or shine RGV agents continue to work hard ensuring the border is secure.

Within minutes of each other, agents and OFO officers apprehended 15 subjects after illegally entering the U.S.

Here are some pictures of the incidents in La Joya and Penitas, Texas.

Believe it when we say, "It is of the utmost importance to secure our border." The crimes committed by these criminals o...
09/15/2020

Believe it when we say, "It is of the utmost importance to secure our border."

The crimes committed by these criminals occured in Virginia and North Carolina.

Yesterday, RGV #USBP agents arrested a Mara Salvatrucha (MS13) gang member, a rapist, and a child predator after they entered the U.S. illegally. This is the second trio of criminals arrested in a matter of days by our agents.
#crossingyourborder

United States Border Patrol assets and personnel from the Laredo and Rio Grande Valley Sectors fueling up and getting su...
09/15/2020

United States Border Patrol assets and personnel from the Laredo and Rio Grande Valley Sectors fueling up and getting supplies in East Texas prior to moving into Louisiana ahead of Hurricane Sally. Photos by BPA Danny Espinal

The amount of meth seized by RGV agents this fiscal year is alarming to say the least. This is another drug smuggling at...
09/14/2020

The amount of meth seized by RGV agents this fiscal year is alarming to say the least. This is another drug smuggling attempt gone bad for the smugglers.

$2.2M WORTH OF METH INTERDICTED: On Sunday, a K9 alert led Falfurrias #USBP checkpoint agents and CBP Officers to the discovery of 65 lbs. of meth concealed in a SUV during a secondary inspection. Two people were arrested.

Drug smugglers operating in Starr County had their plans foiled by alert agents. See below.Rio Grande City agents stayed...
09/14/2020

Drug smugglers operating in Starr County had their plans foiled by alert agents. See below.

Rio Grande City agents stayed busy Sunday evening and over onto Monday morning after disrupting two failed drug smuggling attempts. In less than five hours, agents seized more than 1,000 lbs of marijuana worth nearly $800K.
#bordersecurity

Do you know who agents encountered on the frontlines this weekend? This weekend, #USBP agents arrested 3 criminal aliens...
09/14/2020

Do you know who agents encountered on the frontlines this weekend?

This weekend, #USBP agents arrested 3 criminal aliens after they entered the U.S. illegally. One of the men was sentenced to 20 years in prison for 1st degree murder & the other two were convicted for sexual related crimes.
#CrossingYourBorders

09/12/2020

Before this evening ends, let us remember those innocent lives that were taken by the unfortunate events that occurred 19 years ago today.

Remembering 9/11- the innocent lives lost, the brave heroes, and the strength of our country. 馃嚭馃嚫

#Neverforget911

Rio Grande Valley Sector agents continue to disrupt human smuggling stash houses. In the last seven days, eight have bee...
09/11/2020

Rio Grande Valley Sector agents continue to disrupt human smuggling stash houses. In the last seven days, eight have been shut down for business.

Today, USBP agents assisted the Roma Police Department disrupt a suspected stash house in a local neighborhood. The joint effort led to the discovery of 26 illegal aliens from five different countries.

This smuggler thought it was going to be a good day for him but our agents proved him wrong. Read and see why.TWO IN ONE...
09/11/2020

This smuggler thought it was going to be a good day for him but our agents proved him wrong. Read and see why.

TWO IN ONE DRUG SEIZURE: Last night, agents at the Falfurrias checkpoint interdicted over 850 lbs. of marijuana and 150 lbs. of cocaine within a tractor trailer. The drug鈥檚 combined estimated street value is over $6 million dollars.

09/09/2020
The Wire 2020 Episode 2

Curious about what it takes to safeguard our border? Enjoy this brief video available on YouTube. It features a K-9 team and our latest asset, the small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) program recently launched.

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Since Friday, Border Patrol agents seized more than $880K worth of drugs.Friday night, Rio Grande City agents working ne...
09/08/2020

Since Friday, Border Patrol agents seized more than $880K worth of drugs.

Friday night, Rio Grande City agents working near Salineno, Texas surprised several men after they loaded more than 900 pounds of marijuana into a pickup bed. As the agents approached them, they jumped into the river and swam to Mexico. The drugs are worth more than $720K.

In two separate incidents agents seized nearly 200 pounds of marijuana worth more than $157K.

This Labor Day weekend RGV agents arrested two criminal aliens.On Sunday, agents in Weslaco arrested a Mexican national ...
09/08/2020

This Labor Day weekend RGV agents arrested two criminal aliens.

On Sunday, agents in Weslaco arrested a Mexican national whose record checks revealed a previous arrest in Hidalgo County for attempted murder.

The following day, Falfurrias agents arrested a Salvadoran MS-13 gang member following a failed human smuggling attempt. Record checks revealed multiple arrests in Virginia related to his gang affiliation. His record also show a previous arrest for carnal knowledge of a child 13-14 years of age without force.

In the midst of the pandemic the RGV Sector continues to be one of the busiest Border Patrol sectors in the entire count...
09/05/2020

In the midst of the pandemic the RGV Sector continues to be one of the busiest Border Patrol sectors in the entire country. Below are the statistics for the month of August.

CHECK IT OUT- RGV Sector鈥檚 August Enforcement Stats. RGV continues to lead the nation in apprehensions.
路 Apprehensions: 10,196
路 Marijuana: 7,605 lbs.
路 Meth: 1,519 lbs.
路 Cocaine: 252 lbs.
路 Stash Houses: 35
路 Weapon Seizures: 17

Agents discovered this very dangerous narcotic with the help of a K9. The discovery of this deadly drug in our area is v...
09/04/2020

Agents discovered this very dangerous narcotic with the help of a K9. The discovery of this deadly drug in our area is very concerning. In small quantities, this drug can be fatal if contact is made. According to the DEA, as little as 2 milligrams of fentanyl can kill a person. See the story below.

DRUG SMUGGLERS USE UNIQUE TACTIC TO SMUGGLE DEADLY DRUG: Falfurrias agents discover more than 10 lbs of fentanyl concealed within a wooden chess board & wooden tortilla press inside a suit case on a passenger bus. The drugs are worth $387K.

09/04/2020
CBP Monthly Operational Update

Live right now. A recap of statistics for the month of August with CBP Commissioner Morgan. Just follow the link and push play.

LIVE NOW: @CBPMarkMorgan announces CBP鈥檚 August monthly operational update:

For closed captions: https://recapd.com/w-zAZvsM

A Border Patrol K9 does it again. Keeping hard and addictive drugs from reaching our neighborhoods. See the story below....
09/04/2020

A Border Patrol K9 does it again. Keeping hard and addictive drugs from reaching our neighborhoods. See the story below.

This afternoon a USBP K-9 led agents to discover a backpack with over 40 lbs. of cocaine hidden within the wall of a commercial bus at the Falfurrias checkpoint. The drugs have an estimated value of $1.4 million dollars.

The United States Border Patrol arrests hundreds and sometimes thousands of people daily. With that being said, every ef...
09/03/2020

The United States Border Patrol arrests hundreds and sometimes thousands of people daily. With that being said, every effort is made to properly identify every person taken into custody.

Here is a good example of those efforts.

This morning agents working near Mission, Texas arrested several people after they attempted to sneak into the country. While being interviewed, one man claimed he was a Mexican national. At the station his record checks proved otherwise. It turns out the man is a United States citizen wanted in Sulphur Springs and Dallas, Texas for dangerous drugs and assault.

How hot is it out there you ask? Well, right now in Penitas, Texas it's near 100 degrees. It doesn't take long for someo...
09/02/2020

How hot is it out there you ask?

Well, right now in Penitas, Texas it's near 100 degrees. It doesn't take long for someone to become easily dehydrated in these temperatures.

Smugglers show little regard for the safety of those being smuggled into the United States.

These two groups led by smugglers were apprehended minutes of each other in this horrid heat.

Pictures courtesy of BPA Torres.

Here is a group of 12 apprehended by McAllen agents and OFO officers in west Mission. Minutes later, agents apprehended ...
09/02/2020

Here is a group of 12 apprehended by McAllen agents and OFO officers in west Mission.

Minutes later, agents apprehended a second group of nine illegal aliens with a help of a K9 team just east of the previous group.

The area they were apprehended at is a travel route highly prized by human smugglers. The nearby fields consist of overgrown crops that provides concealment for them at a drop of a hat.

New Border Wall is going up in the area which will help agents work these smuggling attempts in a much more efficient manner.

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EPISODE 11 ~ INTERVIEW WITH JANALYN BUSECK In honor of the 45th anniversary of Women coming into the Patrol, we will be talking with RETIRED BORDER PATROL SUPERVISOR JANALYN BUSECK, CLASS 175 out of GLYNCO, GEORGIA. She started in YUMA. AZ and with true courage, guts and determination she was committed to making it in the Patrol. How did she do? Come hear her story. #45thanniversary #womenintheUSBP #Greenlineladywarrior #Fierce5percent #Gameaechangersince1975 #aintnopatrol #liketheoldpatrol #oldpatrolHQ
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Donny Daniels started his law enforcement career as a Patrol Inspector in the 88th session in Los Fresnos, Tx. From working dope and alien traffic along the Rio Grande, incidents where there were firearms carried into Mexico, to working informants and Intel along the Border, to becoming an accomplished author. Donny Daniels has had an amazing 45 year career in law enforcement beginning with the U.S. BORDER PATROL. Come listen and learn of the Old Patrol directly from an Old Patroller who lived it. History, heritage and legacy...with a few shenanigans along the way. #oldpatrolHQ #podcast