City of Penitas seeing an increase in human smuggling

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 9:18am

The City of Penitas is seeing an increase in human smuggling as in the last two days police have been involved in three different smuggling cases. Chief of Police Berma says it has become one of his biggest concerns for the public's safety when his officers are involved in any chases, "It's very dangerous, especially at the speeds that we are traveling. The traffic needs to see that we are traveling with emergency lights and they need to get out of the way. They need to leave the open road for us."

The image to this story is a picture of a vehicle used during a smuggling attempt on Wednesday which was carrying about twenty undocumented immigrants. The driver drove it into an orange field to escape from law enforcement.

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