One Person Arrested for Smuggling People

HIDALGO, Texas - In Hidalgo County, a man from Katy, Texas is under arrest on human smuggling charges after 22 undocumented people were found hidden inside his vehicle.

Texas Highway Patrol Troopers stopped a tractor trailer on FM 493 North of FM 1925. After an inspection for load securement, the trooper discovered the 22 undocumented individuals.

40 year old Lazaro Padron was booked into the Hidalgo County Jail for the Third Degree Felony. The undocumented immigrants were turned over to U.S. Border Patrol.


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