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Traffic stop on Highway 83 results in human smuggling bust

Published: Oct. 19, 2021 at 7:20 AM CDT
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LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - A traffic stop on Highway 83 results in a human smuggling bust.

On Sunday, the Texas Department of Public Safety pulled over a gray Ford pick up on Highway 83 in Dimmit County.

After the vehicle came to a stop, three people got out and fled on foot, all were determined to be undocumented immigrants.

The driver, identified as 31-year-old Benny Valentine Marin, a resident of Houston was arrested and charged with human smuggling and unlawful carrying of a weapon.

The undocumented immigrants were turned over to Border Patrol.

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