Posted: Jun 24, 2014 4:26 PM
Updated: Jun 30, 2014 3:06 PM
WESLACO - Texas Parks and Wildlife Department game wardens are pitching in to help Border Patrol with the surge in illegal immigration in the Rio Grande Valley.
The game wardens will be looking for drug traffickers, officials said. The overwhelming numbers of immigrants being processed are keeping federal agents from the front lines, officials said.
"In this situation, they are trying to cross a lot of illegals, go up and down the river and try to cross narcotics because Border Patrol is being tied up with all these illegals. We are there to help enforce or catch drug smugglers that are coming across the river," Texas Game Warden Brad Whitworth said.
The game wardens also will help with traffic stops involving narcotics.