Yuma, Arizona - Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents working at the Interstate 8 immigration checkpoint thwarted two smuggling attempts resulting in arrests for alien and narcotics smuggling this past weekend.

San Luis, Arizona - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of San Luis arrested a U.S. Citizen attempting to smuggle $156,000 in methamphetamine on Thursday.

Victoria, Texas - A former fugitive who was illegally residing in Houston pleaded guilty Tuesday to engaging in an alien smuggling conspiracy that resulted in two deaths, and to kidnapping two women, one of whom was killed. 

Edinburg, Texas - Border Patrol agents assigned to the Falfurrias station saved the life of an immigrant in distress after he activated a rescue beacon. It happened early this morning and agents rapidly responded to the area and began treating the migrant for dehydration. The migrant was transported to Christus Spohn hospital, he will be processed accordingly.

Yuma, Arizona - In anticipation of the approaching extreme temperatures of the summer months, the U.S. Border Patrol’s Yuma Sector is placing its Border Patrol Search, Trauma, and Rescue (BORSTAR) unit on high alert to respond to emergency situations to include agents, civilians, and illegal aliens in distress.