U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers Foil Human Smuggling AttemptPress Release
EAGLE PASS, TEXAS – Last week, the U.S. Customs and Boarder Protection (CBP) officers foiled a human smuggling attempt of three Mexican nationals in an enforcement action at the Eagle Pass Port of Entry.
According to a press release today, the smuggling attempt occurred on April 9, when CBP officers inspected a 2006 Chrysler 300 with Colorado temporary plates, driven by a 40-year-old Mexican citizen. The release further stated that his 18-year-old daughter and minor son, both of whom are U.S. Citizens, also accompanied the driver.
As CBP officers inspected the vehicle, they found three men concealed in the trunk of the vehicle. The three men found were Mexican nationals without legal documents to enter the U.S., and the driver and daughter allegedly attempted to smuggle them into the U.S. illegally.
Eagle Pass Port of Entry’s Port Director, John Brandt, said, “This interception of human smuggling exemplifies the teamwork of our officers working at our port.” Brandy added, “Our officers employed a combination of observational skills and experience and halted this human smuggling attempt – all in a day’s work.”
CBP officers continued to seize the vehicle. The driver and daughter, from Lamar, Colorado, will appear before a U.S. magistrate for alleged violation of immigration law. The minor child was turned over to his mother.