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Agents Interdict Smuggling Case After Driver Crashes Vehicle

Release Date: 
June 29, 2021

EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to Del Rio Sector’s Eagle Pass South Station apprehended a suspected human smuggler and four migrants after they crashed while attempting to evade arrest, June 28.

At approximately 4:40 a.m., agents observed a suspicious vehicle, identified as a Ford Fiesta, believed be transporting undocumented migrants near El Indio Highway. The agents lost sight of the vehicle and minutes later it was located on Main Street. Agents activated their emergency equipment to initiate a vehicle stop, and the driver, later identified as a 17-year-old lawful permanent resident of the United States, failed to stop. The driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a city light pole and private property fence at the intersection of East Main Street and Amistad Drive.

The Border Patrol agents requested emergency medical service and provided aid to the driver and four passengers, all adult Guatemalan nationals. Once EMS arrived, the driver and two passengers were transported to a medical facility to be assessed for injuries.

The driver and two passengers were medically cleared and released from the hospital.

All undocumented migrants will be processed in accordance with CBP guidelines.

To report suspicious activity, call the Del Rio Sector’s toll-free number at 1-866-511-8727.

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Last modified: 
June 29, 2021