Human smuggling attempt stopped at checkpoint

Local News

SARITA, Texas –U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Javier Vega Jr., Checkpoint in Sarita prevented a human smuggling attempt.

The agency’s release said on Tuesday morning, agents referred a box truck for secondary inspection. During a subsequent search of the cargo area, agents discovered 11 undocumented immigrants hidden among the cargo. 

The release said the case remains under investigation and all subjects were processed accordingly.

The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and report suspicious activity at 800-863-9382.

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