Border Patrol releases statistics on fatal border crossings

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LAREDO, TEXAS (KGNS) - More people are dying in their attempts to cross the border illegally reports the Laredo sector Border Patrol.

It's part of the statistics they released on Friday, which also shows one drug's rise in apprehensions.

Border Patrol is continuing to push the message of the dangers of border crossing through their border safety initiative.

A 94-percent increase in deaths have been reported by the Laredo Sector Border Patrol, that's 33 deaths compared to last year's 17.

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