A special Action 4 News investigation is airing tonight at 10 p.m.
Our Nadia Galindo has been investigating how Rio Grande Valley teens are getting caught up in a dangerous world.
Local law enforcement officials say they have seen an increase of teens recruited as drug or immigrant smugglers.
Smuggling organizations are counting on legal loopholes that give these teens lesser sentences.
Lured by the promise of easy money, many of those teens have become repeat offenders.
Tonight at 10 p.m., Action 4 News speaks with a judge who shares how is handling this new trend.