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    18-wheeler loaded with illegal immigrants, marijuana stopped in far east El Paso

    18-wheeler loaded with illegal immigrants, marijuana stopped in far east El Paso

    Aug 17, 2017 10:28 PM CDT


    ICE agents open a trailer filled with illegal aliens and marijuana. Photo courtesy of ElPasoProud.com

    EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) - Twenty-three illegal immigrants along with 250 pounds of marijuana were found hidden inside an 18-weeler that was stopped on I-10 near Eastlake early Wednesday morning.

    The traffic stop happened around 4 a.m. Wednesday along I-10 where special agents with U.S. Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations agents found 18 men and two unaccompanied underage boys in the trailer along with two women and a man in the sleeper cabin.

    Three of the immigrants were from Guatemala and 20 were from Mexico, according to ICE.

    Along with the large number of immigrants, agents also discovered 256 pounds (116 kilograms) of marijuana hidden in the sleeper cabin of the 18-wheeler.

    The driver of the truck was identified as Comothial Harper, 44, from Bainbridge, Georgia. Authorities say he was arrested and charged with transporting illegal aliens for financial gain.

    A passenger in the truck identified as Gerardo Aguilar-Roque, 35, was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

    Court documents show that the men and underage boys were hiding behind boxes in the back of the trailer. They all appeared to be in good health, despite there being no ventilation in the trailer.

    Last month, ten immigrants died in San Antonio after being transported in the back of a sweltering semi-truck from the Laredo area.

    “The people inside the trailer had a long trip ahead of them, and nothing assures us they would have arrived at their destination alive,” said Waldemar Rodriguez, special agent in charge of HSI El Paso. “HSI and its law enforcement partners will continue to work tirelessly to dismantle human smuggling networks operating on the border.”

    The investigation is being led by federal HSI agents with assistance from the U.S. Border Patrol and the El Paso County Shierff's Office.

    All of the illegal immigrants are being held in federal custody pending immigration hearings.

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    DEPORT EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM ASAP!
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    El Paso ICE agents find 23 undocumented immigrants, load of marijuana inside tractor trailer




    Aug 17, 2017 10:28 PM MDT

    Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers arrested the driver of a tractor-trailer allegedly carrying 23 undocumented immigrants and more than 200 pounds of pot.

    The driver's passenger was also arrested on criminal charges Wednesday on I-10 East near the city limits.

    The federal agents allegedly found 18 adult males and two unaccompanied juvenile males in the cargo trailer. In the sleeper cabin, agents allegedly found two adult women and an adult male.

    Iliana Holguin is an immigration attorney in El Paso.

    "This happens much more often than any of us realize," Holguin said. "Out of desperation, people are fleeing their homes for many different reasons. Many of them are coming to the U.S. to reunite with family members, many are coming because they are fleeing violence and poverty, or natural disasters in their home countries."

    Officials said three of the undocumented immigrants were from Guatemala and 20 were from Mexico. The undocumented immigrants are in federal custody pending disposition of their immigration cases, officials said.

    Agents also found about 256 pounds of marijuana in the sleeper cabin, officials added.

    The driver of the semi truck, 44-year-old Comothial Harper, a U.S. citizen from Bainbridge, Georgia, was arrested and charged with "transporting illegal aliens for financial gain." Gerardo Aguilar-Roque, 35, one of the passengers, was arrested and charged with "possession with the intent to distribute marijuana.

    According to court documents, agents found the men and juveniles hiding behind commercial boxes inside the back of the trailer. Everyone appeared to be in good health, even though there was no ventilation inside the trailer.

    "The people inside the trailer had a long trip ahead of them, and nothing assures us they would have arrived at their destination alive," said Waldemar Rodriguez, special agent in charge of HSI El Paso. "HSI and its law enforcement partners will continue to work tirelessly to dismantle human smuggling networks operating on the border."

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    It's so low rent sickening, these people crawling into trailers to sneak into our country. PUTRID!!!
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    We have violence, we have poverty, we have murder, we have homeless, we have gangs, we have drugs, we have theft, we have rapists, we have ghettos, we have tornadoes, we have earthquakes, we have floods, fires, hurricanes, landslides! We have family members living all over the Globe.

    Tell your family members to move back to your soil if you miss them so much.

    No excuse to come here...get the hell out and deport them all.

    We are 20 trillion in debt, cannot afford our own healthcare!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beezer View Post
    We have violence, we have poverty, we have murder, we have homeless, we have gangs, we have drugs, we have theft, we have rapists, we have ghettos, we have tornadoes, we have earthquakes, we have floods, fires, hurricanes, landslides! We have family members living all over the Globe.

    Tell your family members to move back to your soil if you miss them so much.

    No excuse to come here...get the hell out and deport them all.

    We are 20 trillion in debt, cannot afford our own healthcare!
    YES!!!

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