Human Smuggling

Migrants Use Night Vision Tech to Avoid Texas Police near Border

Texas Department of Public Safety troopers working brush operations in rural Kinney County utilized technology to track down a group of migrants illegally trespassing on a ranch. Near Laredo, troopers found another group using their own technology to try to avoid apprehension.

DPS troopers in Kinney County, Texas, arrested a group of migrants trespassing on a private ranch. (Texas Department of Public Safety)

Unconscious Migrant Rescued in Texas near Border

Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents rescued an unconscious migrant found near the Texas border with Mexico. After providing initial medical assistance, agents arranged transportation for the migrant to an area hospital.

Harlingen Station agents rescue a migrant found unconscious near the Rio Grande border with Mexico. (U.S. Border Patrol/Rio Grande Valley Sector)

Texas DPS Finds Migrants Loaded in Tractor-Trailer near Border

A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper working in Laredo, Texas, observed a group of people suspected to be in the U.S. illegally get into the back of a commercial tractor-trailer. The trooper, working under Operation Lone Star stopped the truck for an inspection and found 11 people.

In this Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, photo, a Border Patrol officer pats down several of the men that were found with a group of immigrants in a tractor-trailer in Edinburg, Texas. Police in Texas acting on a tip found the immigrants locked inside a tractor-trailer parked at a gas station …

VIDEOS: Texas Troopers Stop Human Smuggling Incidents near Border

Texas Department of Public Safety troopers are encountering more dangerous human smuggling incidents, many including high-speed pursuits. DPS officials released videos recently showing the dangers these smugglers put their “cargo” in as well as the general public on the roadways.

Migrants flee from smugglers work truck after being stopped by DPS troopers near Kingsville, Texas. (Texas Department of Public Safety)

Human Smuggling Crash Leaves Three Migrants Dead in Texas near Border

A single-vehicle crash in Kinney County, Texas, claimed the lives of three migrants. A passing motorist discovered the grisly scene near Brackettville on Sunday and immediately notified authorities. According to Kinney County Sheriff Brad Coe, the accident did not involve a law enforcement pursuit.

Texas DPS troopers and Kinney County Sheriff's Office deputies survey the wreckage of a human smuggling vehicle that left three dead and two injured. (Kinney County Sheriff's Office)