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Falfurrias agents stop major human smuggling attempt

Release Date
Tue, 05/02/2023

FALFURRIAS, Texas – Falfurrias Border Patrol agents interdicted the driver of a commercial vehicle attempting to smuggle 45 people on Monday morning.

On May 1, 2023, Falfurrias agents encountered a commercial vehicle at the USBP Checkpoint near Falfurrias, Texas.  While searching the vehicle following a canine alert, agents discovered 45 non-citizen migrants in the vehicle including two juveniles.  The migrants encountered were from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.  All subjects were placed under arrest, including the driver of the commercial vehicle.  Homeland Security Investigations took lead of the investigation.

This year, RGV Sector agents have disrupted over a hundred smuggling attempts in commercial vehicles.

This smuggling attempt is a grim reminder of the treatment and endangerment of migrants by human smuggling organizations.  There is no compassion or care for those smuggled, sick or injured. Also, these smuggling events often include children”, said Chief Patrol Agent Gloria I. Chavez.

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Last Modified: May 02, 2023