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Border patrol save teen’s life abandoned by coyote-human smugglers

October 25, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Border patrol save teen’s life abandoned by coyote-human smugglers

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Coyote-human smugglers abandoned a 15-year-old in the desert, just north of the border near Laredo. Border Patrol agents saved the Salvadoran teenager from imminent death.

Laredo North Station Border Patrol agents received an announcement regarding a lost child in the desert. The teenager was left behind without water or food by the coyotes, who smuggle immigrants across the United States border while purposely avoiding Border Patrol inspection points.

“Smugglers are callous and have no regard for human life. If a person cannot keep up, regardless of age, the smugglers will simply leave them to die,” Jason Owens, the Acting Laredo Sector Chief Patrol Agent, said in a written statement.

According to Breitbart Texas, agents received the notification at about 11 pm on October 19th, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials. Border Patrol Search, Trauma, and Rescue (BORSTAR) deputies discovered the abandoned boy, who they later learned was a native of El Salvador.

Officials said the boy had not had any water or food for days but was in surprisingly stable condition.  The child had continued his journey north despite being left behind by the coyote-human smugglers.

After he was saved, BORSTAR agents assessed the boy’s health and concluded that he was able to travel. He was transported to the Laredo North Station for processing.

Despite the surge of immigrants crossing the U.S. border on a daily basis, Border Patrol agents work to not only stop the smuggling of humans and drugs into the country by drug cartel-connected traffickers but they also tirelessly work to save those who are abused and taken advantage of by the smugglers.

“The deployment of specialized personnel, area-specific technology, and public awareness campaigns are among the efforts undertaken by the U.S. Border Patrol each year, to prevent the unfortunate loss of life,” officials announced.

However, the agents are not always successful in their endeavors and must deal with the remains of those who do not survive their migration to the U.S.

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