ABRAM, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents made a mass arrest of people who illegally crossed the Rio Grande River to enter Texas from Mexico.
It happened Thursday morning. U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley encountered more than 100 people in a single smuggling incident.
Agents responded to a report of illegal aliens being smuggled across the Rio Grande near Abram, Texas. Upon arrival, agents requested additional support. Agents took custody of 113 people, mainly families and unaccompanied children from Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and Kosovo.
The Border Patrol says it is processing everyone they rounded up.
The Rio Grande Valley Sector currently has multiple campaigns focused on rescues and danger awareness in relation to human smuggling.
"They’re humans, not cargo!" the agency says as part of the campaign.