Human smuggling attempt shut down at Harlingen airport

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In a social media post made Sunday, Cameron County Sheriff Eric Garza said a suspected smuggler was stopped at the Valley International Airport in Harlingen this weekend.

Garza tweeted that deputies and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) took eight migrants and the suspect smuggler into custody Saturday night.

The private plane flew in from San Antonio and was headed to Houston before the pilot was detained. 


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