A Rio Grande Valley constable is concerned. He said the number of illegal crossers being caught by his precinct is picking up.

The constable for Hidalgo County Precinct 3 said Anzalduas Park is starting to get busy again. He said this may be a sign of what is to come.

Anzalduas Park was quiet on Thursday. No illegal crossers were in sight while CHANNEL 5 NEWS cameras were there. Lawmen assigned to patrol said the scene is different when the sun goes down.

Precinct 3 Constable Larry Gallardo said in the last three months, he has caught more than 200 illegals. “It’s slowly increasing. One day, there may not be anything, another day it may be a lot, you know. Once the sun goes down, it seems like the smugglers are just bringing them across. Sometimes, we’ll have groups of 20 or groups of 10, but you know if you add them all up within a week’s period of time, all of us at every level of law enforcement. If you add all those numbers, it’s probably 500, 600, 700 coming across,” he said.

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