Last Friday, federal authorities arrested a truck driver in San Antonio, Texas, after they allegedly discovered five undocumented Chinese immigrants in his vehicle.
Trucker Faces Federal Charges For Human Trafficking
The incident began just before 1 a.m. on February 16, according to a report in MySA, when Texas troopers called in Homeland Security agents after spotting several people in the back of trucker Lloyd Villarreal’s cab and determining that they were undocumented.
Agents searched the truck with Villarreal’s permission and discovered five Chinese immigrants in the cab of the truck.
Villarreal told investigators that he didn’t know anyone was inside the truck with him.
The immigrants told investigators that Villarreal had agreed to take them to New York City for $60,000 per person. They also reportedly told officers that Villarreal had told them to stay still and quiet in the back of the cab.
Villarreal was arrested and will face federal charges related to human trafficking.
Truck driver allegedly caught smuggling 5 Chinese immigrants in San Antonio https://t.co/y3d2pa0GY7
— mySA (@mySA) February 22, 2018