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Border Patrol disrupts tractor trailer human smuggling attempt

Posted at 4:47 PM, Jul 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-17 16:11:06-04

Border Patrol agents at a check point near Falfurrias discovered a truck with 25 illegal aliens concealed inside a trailer.

During a secondary inspection Wednesday night, agents found illegal aliens from Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras hiding inside the vehicle. It was driven by a 55-year-old man, agents said.

Also inside the group was an unaccompanied child from Mexico. Agents also identified an MS-13 gang member from El Salvador.

All subjects will be processed accordingly in a case being referred for prosecution.

It continues the work focusing on rescues and danger awareness in the Border Patrol’s
“Operation Big Rig” and “No Se Arriesgue” to combat human smuggling aiming to ultimately save lives.