U.S. Border Patrol agents detained nearly 90 immigrants found walking near a canal in a South Texas city, including 50 children.
A Border Patrol statement Friday said all 86 people were apprehended in Hidalgo (hih-DAL'-goh) and are believed to be from Guatemala.
Agents based in nearby Weslaco saw a large group of people walking toward them on a trail Monday night. The statement says all of the detainees acknowledged being in the U.S. illegally.
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The statement didn't say how the immigrants got to the area or why they were traveling in a large group. A Border Patrol official didn't immediately return a message Friday.
Separately, agents assigned to Rio Grande City confiscated about 1,350 pounds of marijuana after an SUV they were chasing crashed early Monday. The driver fled.