WATCH: Guatemalan Suspect Smuggling Fellow Illegals Crashes During Pursuit Topping 120 MPH in Texas

Border Hawk

Mar 3, 2024

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A high-speed pursuit in Texas ended when a Guatemalan suspect smuggling fellow illegal aliens slammed into multiple vehicles after reaching speeds of more than 120 miles per hour, authorities say.

The harrowing incident unfolded in Maverick County on February 23, but the Texas Department of Public Safety (TxDPS) just released details and footage this week.

TxDPS troopers were attempting to pull over a suspicious Dodge Durango on US-277 when the driver swerved into the shoulder lane and sped past multiple cargo trucks.
A TxDPS helicopter tracked the speeding SUV as it flew down the rural highway towards the city of Del Rio in Val Verde County.

Troopers were unable to neutralize the fleeing vehicle with spike strips before it reached the outskirts of the city.

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The driver wove through traffic before briefly slowing down as the SUV approached a busy intersection.

It appeared the driver would blow through the intersection, but suddenly the Durango struck multiple vehicles and came to a halt.

Law enforcement officers swarmed the Durango with weapons drawn and pulled out six people.

The driver, an illegal alien from Guatemala identified as Diego Perez De Paz, and an alleged accomplice from Houston were both arrested and charged with smuggling of persons.

De Paz was also charged with evading arrest.

Four illegal aliens being transported in the vehicle were turned over to U.S. Border Patrol.
Dangerous smuggling pursuits unfold constantly along the U.S.-Mexico border, as InfoWars frequently reports.

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