Police Pursuit

Human Smuggler Drives Truck Loaded with Migrants into Rio Grande

A smuggler drove his pickup truck loaded with migrants into the Rio Grande following a pursuit in South Texas. Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended five migrants as they swam to the U.S. riverbank from the sinking truck. The driver fled to Mexico.

Five migrants escape death after smuggler drives loaded truck into Rio Grande. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Rio Grande Valley Sector)