13 arrested after agents notice truck riding low

A total of 13 immigrants present in the U.S. illegally were detained after authorities noticed the truck they were in was riding low.

U.S. Border Patrol agents with the Harlingen Border Patrol Station Disrupt Unit noticed a gold Ford F-250 riding low in Norias, Texas.

It all happened on Tuesday, October 22 around 10:00 at night.

Border Patrol agents noticed the truck appeared to have several occupant in the vehicle.

When approached, the vehicle came to an abrupt stop on the median and the people inside fled.The driver Romero Villarreal Jr. was arrested in connection to the smuggling scheme.

A preliminary hearing is set for Tuesday, October 29th at 1:30 p.m. before Judge Ronald Morgan.