WATCH: Armed Texas Woman Charged with Human Smuggling After Crash near Border

A Texas DPS trooper arrested an armed human smuggler and her companion following a rollover crash. (Texas Department of Public Safety)
Texas Department of Public Safety

Texas Department of Public Safety troopers arrested an armed female for allegedly smuggling migrants after she crashed her vehicle and fled on foot. A pursuit in Zavala County, Texas, on January 25 led to the arrest of the Dallas-area woman, and her companion.

A DPS trooper attempted to stop a pickup truck overloaded with migrants in Zavala County. Dashcam video provided by DPS shows the driver briefly stopped, allowing the migrants to bail out and flee into the brush.

The driver then led the trooper and other law enforcement officers on a high-speed pursuit that reached speeds of up to 110 mph, the trooper reported. The video shows the driver recklessly passing vehicles on the unpaved shoulder of the highway.

The driver eventually lost control and drove off the roadway. This led to a rollover crash into a rancher’s fence.

DPS officials said the driver reached for a weapon in her waistband as she attempted to flee on foot. She lost her footing and fell to the ground allowing the trooper to safely place her under arrest and secure the firearm in her possession.

The Dallas-area woman now faces state charges for evading, human smuggling, and unlawful carrying of a firearm. The passenger, also from the Dallas area, faces charges of evading and human smuggling.

Police seized the Millennium G2 9mm pistol and the vehicle. Officials did not disclose if the migrants were later apprehended.

Breitbart Texas reported extensively on the increase in the number of armed human smugglers being arrested by local, state, and federal law enforcement officials.

Earlier this month, an armed human smuggler shot an El Paso Sector Border Patrol agent four times in the chest, Breitbart reported. The agent’s vest saved his life and allowed him to return fire, striking the smuggler.

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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