Over 60 migrants found in box truck in West Texas bust

Over 60 migrants found in box truck in West Texas bust

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ALPINE, Texas (AP) — Federal officials say more than 60 migrants were found in a box truck stopped on a highway in the remote Big Bend region of West Texas. In a statement Wednesday, federal prosecutors say Javier Duarte was arrested on human trafficking-related charges. That’s after prosecutors say 67 migrants were found Tuesday in the truck the 22-year-old Las Cruces, New Mexico, man was driving. The discovery came during a Border Patrol inspection at a Texas 118 checkpoint 12 miles south of Alpine, or 200 miles southeast of El Paso. Four migrants were children aged 8 to 13. Three others were convicted aggravated felons.

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