A man is facing several criminal charges after leading police on a chase in a car filled with illegal immigrants.
La Joya police arrested 21-year-old Victor David Alcocer over the weekend.
Chief Julian Gutierrez told Action 4 News that Alcocer refused to pull over for a traffic violation on Highway 83.
Alcocer lead police on a chase that ended off Leo and 11th Streets.
Investigators learned that Alcocer had 15 illegal immigrants from Central American as passengers.
Police also allegedly found a package of synthetic marijuana inside his car.
Authorities charged Alcocer with evading arrest, human smuggling and possession of a controlled substance charges.
Alcocer was booked into the Hidalgo County jail on Thursday under $20,000 in bonds.