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“There’s people back there,” trucker admitted when stopped at border checkpoint 

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Trucker reveals own human smuggling attempt instead of attempting to lie to agents at a border checkpoint in Texas over the weekend. 

The smuggling attempt was revealed on Saturday, October 14th at the Interstate 35 checkpoint near Encinal, Texas. 

According to LMT Online, truck driver Michael Edward Strother arrived at the checkpoint at about 9:45 p.m. and appeared to be nervous while eating an apple. During the inspection, a K9 agent alerted to the possible presence of contraband in the truck cab. When the agent asked Strother if she could enter the cab, he reportedly responded “I’m not going to lie. There’s people back there.”

“I’m just being honest,” he continued. 

Agents then found seven migrants concealed in the sleeper bunk of the cab. All seven migrants were then escorted inside of the checkpoint station to be processed. Strother declined to provide further statements and invoked his right to an attorney. 

No further information has been released.

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