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Posted: Jun 27, 2014 4:55 PM

Updated: Jun 30, 2014 2:59 PM

HIDALGO COUNTY - State officials say a human smuggler attacked a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department game warden on the Rio Grande near Anzalduas Dam.

Authorities arrested Ramon Lopez, 31, on multiple charges, including assault of a public servant.

Game wardens say this is the first time they file state charges on a suspected human smuggler.

Officials say Lopez was trying to cross more than 10 people in a rubber raft. The game warden placed him on the state's boat and tried to cuff him, but Lopez fought back and tried to get back on his raft.

The incident happened at approximately 9 p.m.

Topics: human smuggler, rio grande valley, south texas, txpwd

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