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Falfurrias checkpoint, Texas

Border Patrol finds 31 illegally transported in tractor-trailer hauling tomatoes

A United States man who was hauling tomatoes was arrested last week at the Falfurrias checkpoint after Border Patrol agents found more than just tomatoes in his reefer trailer. He was charged with attempting to smuggle 31 people in the US illegally. They were hiding on top of boxes of tomatoes inside his trailer.

According to a criminal complaint, the driver approached the primary inspection lane at the Falfurrias US Border Patrol Checkpoint, where he told the agents that he was heading to Houston and was hauling tomatoes when asked, but agents noticed he began to stutter during questioning and “kept nervously glancing towards the rear of the trailer.”

Due to a K-9 alert, the defendant was referred to secondary inspection where agents opened the trailer to find 31 people laying on top of the boxes of tomatoes, of which all were determined to be illegally present in the country.


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