ROMA, Texas – Rio Grande City Border Patrol (RGC) agents encountered a large group and disrupted a human smuggling event.
On Dec. 12, RGC agents detained a group of 119 illegal immigrants making landfall in Roma, consisting of 47 single adults, 42 family members, and 30 unaccompanied children. The migrants were nationals from Central America, Peru, and one subject from Mexico.
On Dec. 11, an RGC agent working in Roma observed a white Chevrolet Impala pass his location with multiple passengers in the rear seat. Without provocation, the driver immediately pulled over to the side of the road, exited the vehicle and absconded without putting the vehicle in park. The vehicle made contact with a parked car and caused minor damage. Responding agents apprehended eight illegal aliens from Central America and Mexico, including three accompanied children. The driver was not located.
All subjects were processed accordingly.