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Checkpoint Agents Stop Big Rig Smuggling Attempt in the Rio Grande Valley

Release Date: 
March 28, 2019

FALFURRIAS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents disrupted a smuggling attempt of 15 Chinese nationals.

On Saturday, agents working at the Falfurrias Checkpoint referred a tractor trailer to the secondary inspection area after a Border Patrol K-9 alerted to the cargo. During the investigation, agents discovered 15 illegal aliens from the country of China hidden among the cargo. Agents arrested the driver escorted him into the checkpoint.

The Border Patrol is processing all subjects accordingly.

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Last modified: 
March 29, 2019