Driver arrested after woman, child found in trunk during traffic stop, deputies say

The incident happened Saturday, east of La Pryor, Texas

A Texas woman was arrested after a traffic stop led to the discovery of a woman and a child in her trunk, according to the Zavala County Sheriff’s Office. (KSAT/Zavala County Sheriff's Office)

ZAVALA COUNTY, Texas – A Texas driver was arrested after sheriff’s deputies found a woman and a child inside her vehicle’s trunk during a traffic stop, according to the Zavala County Sheriff’s Office.

The incident happened Saturday night, east of La Pryor.

Deputies said the driver was initially pulled over for a traffic stop. However, after further investigation, a deputy asked her to open her vehicle’s trunk.

That’s when they found a woman and a child inside.

The driver, who hasn’t been identified, is charged with smuggling of persons likelihood of SBI and smuggling persons under 18 years of age.

Authorities have since impounded the vehicle, and the woman and child are in the custody of border patrol.

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Cody King is a digital journalist for KSAT 12. She previously worked for WICS/WRSP 20 in Springfield, Illinois.