Human Smuggling on Trains

50 Migrants Found in California Freight Trains near Border

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents in Niland, California, discovered a group of migrants aboard a northbound freight train attempting to bypass the established highway checkpoint. In one event, agents found 26 migrants hiding in the rail cars. Information provided by the group led to the eventual arrest of an additional 16.

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents find migrants on two rail cars near the California border with Mexico. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection)