Immigrants arrested during Brewster County traffic stop

Posted: Feb 26, 2020 / 10:46 AM CST / Updated: Feb 26, 2020 / 10:46 AM CST

BREWSTER COUNTY, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – Brewster County deputies arrested eight immigrants Monday following a traffic stop.

Officials say deputies were patrolling FM 170 when they noticed the driver of a Chevrolet Tahoe commit a traffic offense near Long Draw and stopped the car.

During the stop, 10 suspects and the driver ran from the vehicle and all but two were detained, according to a release.

The passengers in the Tahoe were all illegally in the U.S. from Guatemala and were later turned over to Border Patrol for prosecution and deportation, officials say.

The driver was also arrested and charged with human smuggling.