Driver arrested, 14 immigrants detained after grain hauler runs the Falfurrias checkpoint
Border Patrol agents at the Falfurrias checkpoint found 14 people hiding in a grain hauler Monday.
When agents referred the grain hauler to secondary inspection, the driver didn't follow directions — and kept driving north on U.S. 281, according to a news release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
The grain hauler eventually stopped and agents arrested the driver.
Agents also found 14 people hiding under a tarp.
"The driver was arrested and referred for prosecution," according to the news release. "The immigrants will be processed accordingly."