United States Border Patrol agents tracked foot sign traffic of a large group for 12 hours that ultimately led to the arrest of 44 individuals near Hebbronville, Texas.
The incident began in the very early morning hours of November 6, 2020 when agents discovered foot sign of a large group. About five hours later, 14 individuals illegally in the United States were initially apprehended.
Agents continued to follow the foot sign traffic through the heavy brush. The agents’ tenacity and dedication to their duties ultimately led to the arrest of 30 more undocumented immigrants in the brush.
The agents involved in apprehending this large group were from two different shifts, All-Terrain Vehicle and Horse Patrol Units. The agents successfully combined their efforts over a span of 12 hours to effect the arrest of this large group.
The 44 individuals arrested were in the United States illegally from the countries of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, and Nicaragua. They were all medically screened and none required medical attention. They were processed accordingly.