Smuggling attempt at Border Patrol checkpoint disrupted


SARITA, Texas — U.S. Border Patrol agents working at the Javier Vega Jr. checkpoint disrupted a smuggling attempt resulting in the apprehension of 26 illegal aliens.

Yesterday, Kingsville agents working at the checkpoint referred a tractor/trailer to the secondary inspection area after a Border Patrol K-9 alerted. During the inspection, agents discovered 26 illegal aliens concealed inside the reefer unit at a temperature of 50 degrees.

Agents arrested the driver and the U.S. Border Patrol is processing all subjects accordingly.

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