Two charged in human smuggling attempt

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Courtesy of the Presidio County Sheriff’s Office

PRESIDIO COUNTY, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – Two people from Pecos have been charged in a human smuggling attempt, according to the Presidio County Sheriff’s Office.

Officials say around 10:55 p.m. Wednesday night, deputies stopped a Ford Explorer on Highway 67 by the Presidio Airport.

While searching the vehicle, deputies found seven undocumented people in the back seat, according to a release.

The driver of the vehicle and the front passenger, who were not identified, have been charged in the investigation.

Officials say the seven undocumented people have been turned over to Border Patrol for processing.

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