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Christmas weekend brings numerous smuggling attempts to Border Patrol Agents

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Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Falfurrias Checkpoint discovered six illegal aliens hidden inside of a tractor trailer on Friday.

Agents were conducting immigration inspections when a tractor trailer, occupied by two U.S. citizens, arrived at the checkpoint. An inspection by the agents uncovered the illegal aliens inside the trailer. All eight subjects were arrested.

Later that day, a Border Patrol Agent saw a vehicle parked near the Brooks County rest area. When the agent approached the vehicle, the driver pulled away. After a short pursuit, the driver and four illegal aliens bailed out. The driver, a U.S. citizen and four passengers were arrested.

On Christmas Eve, a passenger car was referred to secondary inspection after a Border Patrol K9 alerted agents to the vehicle. Upon investigation, agents discovered three illegal aliens hidden inside the car.

A short time later, a short time later, another passenger vehicle was referred to secondary as a result of a K9 alert. Agents found three more concealed illegal aliens. All subjects were arrested.

That same day, a truck hauling a camper was referred to secondary after a Border Patrol K9 alerted. Inside, agents discovered a total of 12 illegal aliens hidden throughout the camper. All subjects were arrested.

Throughout the holiday weekend, the Falfurrias Checkpoint agents interdicted an additional 10 smuggling cases bringing the weekend total to 14 alien smuggling attempts and 46 illegal aliens apprehended.  

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