Driver in Human Smuggling Attempt Damages Refuge Property

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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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