2018-10-10 / News

Border Patrol K-9’s stop smuggling attempts

EDINBURG, TX - U.S. Border Patrol agents continue to disrupt smuggling attempts at immigration checkpoints.

Wednesday, agents working at the Sarita checkpoint referred a sedan to secondary after a K-9 alerted. While in secondary, agents found three illegal aliens inside the trunk of the vehicle.

Thursday night, a K-9 at the Falfurrias checkpoint alerted to a sedan at the primary inspection lane. Upon opening the trunk, agents found three illegal aliens attempting to hide from agents.

Today, agents working at the Falfurrias checkpoint referred a sedan to secondary inspection after a K-9 alerted to the trunk of the vehicle. At secondary, agents discovered three illegal aliens inside the trunk attempting to conceal themselves.

The cases remain under investigation and Border Patrol is processing the subjects accordingly.

Operation Big Rig is a call to action for the community to get involved and call 911 if they see or are aware of smuggling or suspicious activity, “They’re humans, not cargo.”

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