NEW: Border Patrol Nabs 37 Illegal Aliens Smuggled in Tractor Trailers

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Over the period of four days from late last week into this week, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) made three separate busts of tractor trailers attempting to smuggle illegal aliens into the United States.

“On Friday evening, agents at the Falfurrias checkpoint referred a semi tractor-trailer to secondary inspection after a Border Patrol K-9 alerted to the trailer,” according to a Wednesday press release. “At secondary inspection, agents discovered 11 illegal aliens inside the trailer hidden between pallets of flour. Agents determined the 11 subjects were from the countries of Honduras, El Salvador, and Mexico.”

Just four days later, at the same checkpoint, a tractor trailer was pegged for a secondary inspection by a Border Patrol K-9. That truck was carrying 17 illegal aliens, all of whom were taken into custody along with the driver.

In between the two incidents in Falfurrias, another bust was made in Kingsville, TX. Both Falfurrias and Kingsville are in the Rio Grande Valley, perhaps the most highly-trafficked area for illegal alien crossings, and where non-profit We Build The Wall is about to complete 3.5 miles of border wall.

“Sunday evening, Kingsville agents working at the Javier Vega Jr. checkpoint referred a tractor and trailer for secondary inspection after a Border Patrol K-9 alerted to the trailer,” the press release said. “At secondary, agents searched the trailer and discovered nine illegal aliens attempting to conceal themselves within the crates of produce.”

CBP arrested the subjects and found that they were from Mexico and El Salvador.

Last week alone, CBP in the Rio Grande Valley apprehended two previously-convicted sex offenders trying to illegally re-enter the United States, along with a man who admitted to being a member of the brutal Salvadoran gang MS-13. It also found two human smuggling “stash houses” where illegal aliens were being held.

There have been numerous drug busts in the Rio Grande Valley in January alone.

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