Tuesday, February 26, 2008

85 illegals discovered in four tractor trailers in one day in Texas

Four men face alien smuggling charges after 85 illegal aliens were discovered inside four tractor trailers earlier this month in Texas. The arrests were made by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Border Patrol.

The four stops occurred within a five-hour time span in Laredo, Texas. On-site canines assisted officers in discovering the illegal aliens.

The truck drivers told later their companies that they were approached at a truck stop and told they could make extra money if they would leave their trucks and come back later. Once the truck was filled with illegal aliens, the drivers were instructed to drive them to San Antonio, and were promised $300 per alien smuggled.

ICE officials are still investigating the case and are not releasing details at this time.

1 comment:

  1. It would be nice to see a follow up on this story


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