CBP: 63 people arrested in human smuggling incident

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Edinburg, Texas (KVEO)—Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents arrested 63 people in three separate human smuggling events on Tuesday.

According to a news release, Roma Police Department performed a vehicle stop on a Ford F-150 on Tuesday afternoon and discovered a U.S. resident attempting to transport two undocumented immigrants.

Source: Customs and Border Protection

Rio Grande City Border Patrol Agents, working in conjunction with Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) and Roma Police Department, performed a welfare check on a Roma home where the vehicle was seen departing and discovered five more people, including an unaccompanied juvenile, all determined to be in the United States illegally.

Later that afternoon, McAllen Border Patrol Agents in coordination with Hidalgo County Constable’s Office performed a welfare check at a residence in Mission, Texas, which led to the discovery of 50 undocumented immigrants.

On Tuesday evening, Kingsville agents working at the Javier Vega Jr. Border Patrol Checkpoint discovered four individuals inside a tractor trailer after a service canine alerted to the vehicle.

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