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Driver in Human Smuggling Attempt Damages Refuge Property

3 years 11 months 1 week ago Sunday, December 17 2017 Dec 17, 2017 December 17, 2017 4:07 PM December 17, 2017 in News

ALAMO - A human smuggling attempt caused damage to several fences at the Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge.
    
Border Patrol (BP) says the incident happened Friday.

Agents were responding to a call of a vehicle loading up with people potentially in the U.S. Illegally.

BP says when agents approached a gold Dodge Caravan made an abrupt U-turn and drove south into the refuge.

The driver of the vehicle damaged three gates before coming to a stop.

The driver and a passenger bailed out and fled into Mexico.

Five people in the country illegally were taken into custody.

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