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Human smuggler flees Rio Grande Valley checkpoint

Release Date: 
October 11, 2018

FALFURRIAS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents foiled a human smuggling attempt at an immigration checkpoint.

Friday evening, agents working at the Falfurrias checkpoint referred a four-door sedan to secondary after a Border Patrol K-9 alert. The driver of the sedan disregarded the agent’s referral and proceeded northbound at a high rate of speed. Agents immediately began to follow the vehicle, which eventually stopped. Inside the trunk, agents discovered two illegal aliens and subsequently arrested the driver.

Agents referred the case for prosecution.

The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and to help save lives by reporting suspicious activity at 800-863-9382. 

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Last modified: 
October 11, 2018