Disrupted Human Smuggling Operations Net 59 Migrants, Stolen Vehicles

Breitbart | 11/29/2018 | Staff
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Human smugglers led Border Patrol on multiple pursuits, ending in the apprehension of several migrants and the recovery of two stolen vehicles. At least one chase resulted in a crash involving an innocent motorist.

Laredo Sector agents responded to a call for assistance from a Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) trooper who attempted to stop a vehicle near Rio Bravo, Texas, on Monday. During the ensuing pursuit, the suspect stopped the vehicle multiple times to drop off passengers whom authorities suspected to be illegal immigrants, according to Laredo Sector Border Patrol officials.

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Border Patrol agents stopped at the dropoff spots and began searching for the migrants as the trooper continued the pursuit. The driver of the fleeing vehicle eventually crashed into another.

Agents apprehended at least three illegal immigrants at the drop spots. The DPS trooper took custody of the driver and seized the vehicle utilized in the human smuggling attempt. The crash did not cause any injuries, officials stated.

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One day earlier, Rio Grande Valley Sector agents observed several suspected illegal immigrants get into a Chevrolet Suburban parked near the Rio Grande River near Los Ebanos, Texas. The agents, assigned to the McAllen Station, attempted to stop the driver who fled the scene at a high rate of speed. The pursuit ended after an abrupt stop and everyone bailed out of the vehicle.

The agents apprehended the driver and three illegal passengers.

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RGV Sector agents apprehended 27 other illegal immigrants in 16 separate incidents over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

On November 25, Laredo Sector agents again responded to a DPS trooper in pursuit of a suspected human smuggling attempt. The driver drove into a ranch and eventually stopped, allowing several people to run into the...
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