‘Alien smuggler’ stopped by Tye PD, US Border Patrol
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, 2020Police say the driver was attempting to smuggle eight people illegally into the United States. The smuggler will face federal charges. Border Patrol finds 17 undocumented immigrants trapped in trailerMerkel Police Department and the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office also assisted in the investigation.
A 16-year-old was arrested for using a remote-controlled car to smuggle drugs across the border, officials say
A 16-year-old who allegedly used a remote-controlled car to attempt to smuggle methamphetamine across the US-Mexico border has been arrested by US Border Patrol agents, the agency announced Tuesday. When they searched him, agents found a remote-controlled car and 50 packages of methamphetamine, CBP said. The agency says the 55.84 pounds of methamphetamine seized has an estimated street value of $106,096. A similar event occurred in August 2017, when agents arrested a 25-year-old man for attempting to smuggle drugs across the border with a remote-controlled drone. The man was found with 13.44 pounds of methamphetamine, the agency said.