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‘Alien smuggler’ stopped by Tye PD, US Border Patrol

Smuggler will face federal charges, officials say

An 'alien smuggler' was arrested by Tye Police Department and US Border Patrol Friday. (Credit: Tye Police Department)
An 'alien smuggler' was arrested by Tye Police Department and US Border Patrol Friday. (Credit: Tye Police Department) (KSAT)

TYE, TEXAS – Tye Police Department and US Border Patrol stopped an “alien smuggler” on Friday.

The smuggler was stopped at 9 a.m. on the corner of North Street and South Access Road, according to a Facebook post.

On 10 January 2020 at approximately 0900 the Tye Police Department and US Border Patrol stopped a vehicle at the corner...

Posted by Tye Police Department on Saturday, January 11, 2020

Police say the driver was attempting to smuggle eight people illegally into the United States.

The smuggler will face federal charges.

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Merkel Police Department and the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office also assisted in the investigation.


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