Breitbart reported that the migrant men, women, and children were huddled together in dangerous conditions as they tried to sneak through the checkpoint located 80 miles from the Mexican border. Thirty of them were in the back of a big trailer, while eight more were found in two pickup trucks that were being driven by members of the same family.
The illegal aliens were discovered early Saturday morning after a K-9 alerted to suspicious cargo in the trailer. Agents then directed the driver of the 18-wheeler to move his rig to the secondary inspection station.
Officials said that the migrants inside the trailer were men, women, and children from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, and Mexico.
“These smuggling tactics continue to place immigrants in extreme danger,” Rio Grande Valley Sector Chief Patrol Agent Manuel Padilla, Jr. said in a written statement. “With summer approaching, we will continue to work with our local, state, and federal partners, as well as the community, to prevent senseless tragedies.”
On Monday, a K-9 agent alerted to a Ford pickup truck at the Falfurrias Checkpoint. When officials searched the vehicle, they found an illegal immigrant in the cabin and three more hiding in a bed frame. Just minutes later, a Dodge truck approached the same checkpoint and a K-9 agent alerted to the vehicle. When agents searched this one, they found two migrants hiding in the truck’s cabin and another two more hiding in a sofa in the back.
The drivers of the vehicles will be prosecuted on human smuggling charges, while those inside will be processed for immigration violations and will be turned over to immigration officials for processing.
This is the dangerous side of illegal immigration that the left does not want the world to see. They try to vilify Border Patrol agents when these officials are really trying to protect illegal aliens from being smuggled across the border in dangerous ways.
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