01/10/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/10/2020 12:33
'Cartel violence in Mexico has been on the rise,' said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Raul L. Ortiz. 'The Border Patrol works with the Government of Mexico, neighboring sectors, and law enforcement partners to respond to these incidents and keep the people in our areas safe.'
On Jan. 9, the Del Rio Sector Foreign Operations Branch received notification from the Government of Mexico that Mexican law enforcement had exchanged gunfire with several individuals near Guerrero, Coahuila, Mexico. The Government of Mexico stated that at least one subject may have fled by crossing the Rio Grande River into the United States.
Agents from BORTAC, the Carrizo Springs and Eagle Pass South stations, and Laredo Sector responded. Additional air assets from CBP's Air and Marine Operations Laredo Branch, and U.S. Army National Guard joined in the search. Agents located foot sign and what appeared to be a blood trail that led to an injured male with multiple gunshot wounds. The man was treated on the scene by Border Patrol agents, and airlifted to a hospital for medical treatment. The U.S. Border Patrol remains in contact with the Government of Mexico and U.S. law enforcement agencies on this incident and continues to assist as needed.
To report suspicious activity call the Del Rio Sector's toll free number at 1-866-511-8727.