(Central Square) – Texas law enforcement officers working as part of the state’s border enforcement mission, Operation Lone Star, continue to disrupt human smuggling activities as U.S. Customs and Border Protection reports a record number of illegal crossing deaths limits in FY2022.

Law enforcement agencies, working with border guards, discovered 856 corpses of people who entered the United States illegally and probably died from natural causes. The number of illegal alien deaths reported in fiscal year 2022 surpassed the record set in fiscal year 2021, according to the US Customs and Border Protection.

During OLS, Texas Military DPS discovered 84 illegal immigrants in a dump truck during a vehicle inspection in LaSalle County.