Suspected Human Smuggler Crashes Car Into Canal

Last Update: 1:25 pm

BROWNSVILLE - Six illegal immigrants are in federal custody after their accused smuggler lost control and crashed into a canal in Brownsville.

Cameron County deputies say they were chasing the car around 9 Tuesday night on Merriman Road. Authorities say the driver lost control of the vehicle and landed in a ditch.

Eighteen illegals were inside the vehicle; six were arrested. There is no word on what charges the driver will face. ... la9Fw.cspx