26 immigrants rescued at Border Patrol checkpoint

Immigrants OK; suspected smuggler arrested in Falfurrias

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FALFURRIAS, Texas – Border Patrol agents rescued 26 immigrants who were concealed in a rental truck at a South Texas checkpoint.

The discovery was made Friday at the Falfurrias Border Patrol checkpoint, where a K-9 alerted agents to the cargo area of the trailer, officials said.

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The immigrants were found in a modified compartment of the rental truck. They declined medical attention, officials said.

The driver, a U.S. citizen, was arrested.

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