Border brokers in Texas thwarted a human smuggling try to found 49 undocumented migrants crammed inside a tractor-trailer, officers talked about Friday.

Border Patrol brokers in Sierra Blanca encountered the tractor-trailer on Thursday all by a web page visitors affirm at an immigration checkpoint on I-10, U.S. (*49*) and Border Protections (CBP) said in a statement.


A non-intrusive Ok-9 inspection alerted brokers to a possible smuggling scheme and the auto was checked additional. Agents checked the trailer and positioned 49 migrants from Brazil, Ecuador, El Salvador, (*49*), Guatemala, Mexico and Peru hiding inside, the company talked about.

Border Patrol agents found 49 migrants from Brazil, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico and Peru hiding inside the trailer.

Border Patrol brokers discovered 49 migrants from Brazil, Ecuador, El Salvador, (*49*), Guatemala, Mexico and Peru hiding contained in the trailer.
(U.S. (*49*) and Border Protection)

“Checkpoint operations are vital to monitoring the egress of illegal activity into the United States,” Big Bend Sector Chief Patrol Agent Sean L. McGoffin talked about. “Agents and their K-9 partners were able to positively identify a large smuggling scheme, saving multiple individuals from a potentially dangerous situation.”

The driver, whom authorities talked about was a visa holder, was turned over to Homeland (*49*) Investigations for prosecution.

Elsewhere in Texas, a flood of migrants put together a camp beneath a bridge in Del Rio final week. U.S. Rep. August Pfluger, R-Texas, educated Fox News on Saturday that the variety of predominantly Haitian migrants tenting there in squalid circumstances is approaching 15,000.

The Biden administration has been dealing with a surge in migration since taking workplace, which has hit a excessive of upper than 200,000 encounters a month in each July and August.

The administration has blamed the Trump administration’s ending of licensed asylum pathways, in addition to “root causes” like violence, poverty and corruption. Meanwhile, Republicans have blamed the chaos on the border on Biden’s reversal of Trump-era immigration insurance coverage protection insurance coverage insurance policies.

Fox News’ Adam Shaw contributed to this report.