Law enforcement agencies arrest Mexican smuggler who fled from the Falfurrias, Texas checkpoint
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Falfurrias Checkpoint arrested a Mexican national who fled the checkpoint after being referred for a secondary inspection.
On Monday, agents referred a Chevrolet Silverado with several occupants to the secondary inspection area. As agents instructed the driver to park, the man accelerated at a high rate of speed away from the checkpoint. Agents pursued the vehicle and alerted local and state authorities of the pursuit.
The driver came to a stop near Hebbronville, Texas, and all occupants fled from the vehicle. With the assistance of the Hebbronville Border Patrol Station and the Department of Public Safety, the driver and one other occupant were located and arrested. The driver was determined to be a 32 year-old Mexican national who is illegally present in the United States. The passenger is also a Mexican national who was being smuggled into the country illegally.
The driver is facing multiple charges. Both subjects will be processed accordingly.
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