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oint Task Force – West South Texas Corridor Launches Operation Big Rig with Press Event in Edinburg

Edinburg, Texas (Nov. 29, 2017) – Law enforcement personnel from federal, state, and local agencies gathered at the Love’s Travel Stop in Edinburg to support Operation Big Rig, an initiative by the Joint Task Force – West South Texas Corridor to help prevent human smuggling.

Operation Big Rig aims to bring awareness to the deadly consequences of human smuggling and engage the community to help prevent smuggling in commercial vehicles.

Recently, there has been an increase in smuggling cases along the Southwest border including the incidents in San Antonio and the Falfurrias Border Patrol Checkpoint.

JTF-W STC Commander Manuel Padilla, Jr. emphasized the importance of forming a partnership between law enforcement agencies and the community to help prevent future tragedies.

Padilla also urged the community to dial 9-1-1 to report human smuggling.