2 Arrested for Human Smuggling Following Traffic Stop

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NEAR CORPUS CHRISTI – State authorities foiled a human smuggling attempt over the weekend.  

A 20-year-old, of Edcouch, and a 23-year-old woman, of Donna, are facing human smuggling and engaging in organized criminal activity charges.

According to a Department of Public Safety press release, a trooper stopped a 2001 Chevrolet Impala traveling northbound on US 77, two miles north of Riviera, for a traffic violation.  

Upon questioning, he discovered two children inside the vehicle, a 2-year-old and 5-year-old, had been allegedly smuggled from Mexico.

Both suspects were taken to the Kleberg County Jail and the children were placed in custody of Border Patrol. 

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