Smugglers Lock Migrants in Multiple Cargo Trucks near Border in Texas

Eagle Pass South Station Border Patrol agents find a group of migrants locked inside a U-H
Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Del Rio Sector

Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents found groups of migrants locked inside the cargo area of a U-Haul truck and two tractor-trailers. The migrants had no means of escape.

Eagle Pass South Station agents assigned to the Highway 57 immigration checkpoint near Eagle Pass, Texas, on March 3 stopped a U-Haul truck for an immigration check. Agents conducted a search of the truck’s cargo area and found several migrants packed inside, according to a tweet from Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Austin Skero.

Chief Skero said there was no way for the migrants to exit the cargo area as the smugglers had secured the rear door. “Luckily, no one was harmed during this attempt,” he wrote.

Agents assigned to the Highway 77 immigration checkpoint on Friday observed a tractor-trailer approaching for inspection. The agents searched the trailer and found four Honduran migrants who had been lock inside.

“This is the second smuggling attempt of this nature in as many days,” Chief Skero reported. “The people hidden in the storage area were unable to move freely, did not have access to seatbelts, and were unable to exit the vehicle on their own accord. It’s easy to imagine many ways in which this smugging attempt could have turned disastrous.”

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 Sunday-morning talk show, What’s Your Point? Follow him on Twitter @BobPriceBBTX, Parler @BobPrice, and Facebook.


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