Smugglers Attempt to Import Dozens of Illegal Immigrants in Tractor-Trailer


SIERRA BLANCA, TX – United States Border Patrol agents conducting traffic check operations at the Interstate 10 immigration checkpoint interdicted a tractor trailer smuggling scheme.

On September 16, 2021, agents conducting traffic check operations at the I-10 immigration checkpoint encountered a tractor trailer in the primary inspection lane. A non-intrusive K-9 inspection was performed on the vehicle, yielding a positive alert.

The vehicle was then directed to the secondary inspection lane by agents. In the secondary inspection area, agents opened the trailer doors and observed multiple illegal aliens in the cargo area. A total of 49 illegal immigrants were concealed in the trailer from Brazil, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico, and Peru.

“Checkpoint operations are vital to monitoring the egress of illegal activity into the United States,” Big Bend Sector Chief Patrol Agent Sean L. McGoffin stated. “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 of the tractor trailer, a visa holder, was turned over to Homeland Security Investigations for prosecution. All illegal aliebs were medically evaluated and processed accordingly.

“Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) is committed to combatting the exploitation of undocumented noncitizens by transnational criminal organizations” said Taekuk Cho, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the HSI El Paso Field Office. “In collaboration with our partners at the U.S. Border Patrol, HSI special agents will continue to identify, investigate and systematically dismantle these criminal networks that prey upon the most vulnerable.”

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CGM5, Mon, 09/20/2021 - 16:36

Thank you biden for inviting them here and then pretending this crisis is not happening. WAY TO GO JOE! Maybe you should do something stupid in Afghanistan again to draw attention away from the border crisis.

ME Someone, Mon, 09/20/2021 - 17:23

You are saying you would rather them be violent?

CGM5, Mon, 09/20/2021 - 17:30

There you are putting words in people's mouths again. Everyone knows you do that when you can't argue with the truth.

ME Someone, Mon, 09/20/2021 - 17:53

Ok, so you don't want them to be peaceful?

CGM5, Mon, 09/20/2021 - 17:18

joe biden is worthless as a President. I thought obama was bad but joe has him beat hands down. The only one worse is joe's VP. biden has been in office for months and hasn't made a right decision on anything yet! He keeps putting Americans in danger, getting people killed and yes he is pretending the border is under control.

CGM5, Mon, 09/20/2021 - 17:26

Even obama has been recorded saying biden has a knack for screwing things up.

ME Someone, Mon, 09/20/2021 - 17:54

Republican governors have directly killed thousands of Americans with their anti-mask and anti-vax stances.

What about Cuomo…who despite the fact that Trump sent him a fully equipped hospital ship and set up an entire field hospital, sent covid infected patients back into nursing homes which ended up killing thousands?

That’s the definition of “directly” killing people…unlike those who, however tragic the outcome, made the CHOICE to not be vaccinated ;)

ME Someone, Mon, 09/20/2021 - 20:15

He was wrong for that, all democrats agree, and he resigned and is no longer governor, although not for that specific incident. But Democrats hold their own responsible, republicans cover their own people's crimes up. 

The deaths that Cuomo may or may not have caused are mere fractions of what republican governors are actively causing right now with their anti-everything stances.

Besides there was a point where republicans were talking about sacrificing the elderly to reboot the economy, did you forget that?

"Dan Patrick, Texas’ Republican lieutenant governor, on Monday night suggested that he and other grandparents would be willing to risk their health and even lives in order for the United States to “get back to work” amid the coronavirus pandemic."

Is Cuomo the only single example you have?

Haha that is such bullshit! What Patrick said was those of us 70 and above can take care of ourselves…in other words we can decide for ourselves whether to be vaccinated or not without being MANDATED to do so.

ME Someone, Mon, 09/20/2021 - 20:59

"As a senior citizen are you willing to take a chance on your survival in exchange for keeping the America that all of America loves for your children and grandchildren, and if that's the exchange then I'm all in"

"I just think there are lots of grandparents out there in this country like me"

Tucker: "so you are basically saying that this disease could take your life, but that's not the scariest thing to you, there is something that would be worse than dying"

Patrick: "Yeah"

He's directly saying that grandparents should potentially sacrifice themselves for the economy.

ME Someone, Mon, 09/20/2021 - 21:12

"I just think there are lots of grandparents out there in this country like me"

Just stop. If I were to say I think there are other people who think like me, that in way, shape or form is “directly” telling others what to do or how to think

ME Someone, Mon, 09/20/2021 - 21:54

So leaders don't influence people by what they say?

ME Someone, Mon, 09/20/2021 - 22:54

You calling other people that disagree with you "brainwashed" doesn't help your case. Look at all of the people that attempted to take over the government on January 6th just because trump said, without any evidence, that he lost (badly) because of fraud. Also, there was a scheme to have Pence overturn the election because of what trump said.

And before you say that Bob Woodward's book is fake news or some other tired trope, the right wing news repeated the part in it about General Milley last week for days, you can't just pick and choose what you want to, although there is another high profile book that you people pick and choose the parts you follow, the name of it escapes me at the moment though.

Seriously…“the deaths that Cuomo may or may not have caused”?

You’re an idiot!

ME Someone, Mon, 09/20/2021 - 20:59

Post a link to how many he caused then.

It’s called FREEDOM I wouldn’t expect someone like you to understand ;)

ME Someone, Mon, 09/20/2021 - 21:00

What are you referring to? You are just saying freedom, freedom to do what?

ME Someone, Mon, 09/20/2021 - 21:12

You didn't post under the comment you were replying to, since that all republicans ever do is cry "freedom" for an excuse to do anything they want with no personal accountability, you could have been talking about anything. 

And you are right, you have the freedom to be an idiot and die on a hill of stupidity if you want to. The issue is that you could potentially take people with you, but we know republicans don't care about other Americans, only themselves.

So for “the greater good of mankind”…regardless of the fact that 98% of those infected survive ;)

ME Someone, Mon, 09/20/2021 - 21:53

That's not true, at the very least it would be misleading, prove it.

330 million people in the US, if half of Americans get covid that would 165 million. 98% of 165 million people is 3.3 million people, if a quarter of all Americans get infected with covid then 1.65 million people die. no small numbers there. So your figure, if even true, is super misleading.

Also, since you like high percentages, 99.5% of the people currently dying are unvaccinated.

Well If you’re vaccinated you don’t have anything to worry about do you?

ME Someone, Mon, 09/20/2021 - 22:46

One of you could get an elderly member of my family sick. AGAIN you prove that you don't care about other people and only care about yourself. This isn't about me, this is about the vulnerable and elderly that the unvaccinated could kill by spreading the virus.

Also, you don't have any proof of your numbers?

What are you leftist pimps going to do once covid goes away? Nothing has changed over the course of the virus. If you’re sick then stay home…or if you’re worried about getting sick then get vaccinated ;)

ME Someone, Mon, 09/20/2021 - 23:00

You really really want to prove that you do not care whatsoever about the elderly and those at high risk don't you?

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