Alleged Human Smuggler Attempts to Run Border Patrol Vehicle Off Road During Pursuit

Border Patrol agents in Freer, Texas, seized four vehicles and arrested 46 migrants in failed human smuggling attempt. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector)
File Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector

An alleged human smuggler attempted to run a Border Patrol vehicle off the road during a pursuit near the Arizona border with Mexico, officials stated. The pursuit came after border wall security contractors observed a breach in the wall west of San Luis, Arizona.

Private security contractors informed Yuma Sector Border Patrol officials about a breach in the border wall in a section located west of San Luis. Agents responded to the area and observed a group of migrants who appeared to be in preparation for an illegal border crossing, according to information obtained from Yuma Sector Border Patrol officials.

Other agents identified a potential load vehicle near County Road 9 1/2 and Levee Road. They identified the vehicle as a white Ford F-350 pickup truck, officials stated. The agents attempted to stop the truck but the driver failed to yield.

During a pursuit, the driver allegedly swerved toward a Border Patrol vehicle in an apparent attempt to run the agents off the road. The pursuit continued until the driver crashed the truck into a fence a short distance away.

The driver jumped out of the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot. Border Patrol agents pursued the man and took him into custody. During a search of the man, the agents found 1.3 grams of methamphetamine in his possession, officials reported.

Other agents identified a second load vehicle. They identified the vehicle as a white Ford F-250 truck. The agents attempted to stop the truck and the driver complied without incident.
Officials identified both drivers as U.S. citizens. The F-350 was driven by a 24-year-old male — the F-250 by a 38-year-old male. The younger man has a criminal history that includes alien smuggling and possession of a controlled substance.

The agents arrested both men, seized the drugs and the trucks.

Bob Price serves as associate editor and senior news contributor for the Breitbart Texas-Border team. He is an original member of the Breitbart Texas team. Price is a regular panelist on Fox 26 Houston’s What’s Your Point? Sunday-morning talk show. Follow him on Twitter @BobPriceBBTX and Facebook.

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