A New York man was charged with human smuggling and evading arrest in Texas after attempting to transport four illegal immigrants from Eagle Pass to San Antonio before leading a Texas DPS trooper on a high-speed chase.
On November 18, a Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) trooper attempted to stop a Honda SUV on a state highway in Kinney County, Texas, just outside the Texas-Mexico border. Carols Adiel Guzman, the driver, is a New York resident who was attempting to smuggle four illegal immigrants from Eagle Pass to San Antonio, Texas.
Guzman led the trooper on a high-speed chase to avoid arrest before driving off the road and crashing into a ranch fence.
Guzman and four illegal immigrants, according to DPS, fled from the vehicle and into the brush. The trooper in Texas pursued the driver on foot and eventually apprehended him. Guzman was charged with human smuggling, evading arrest, and criminal mischief for causing injury to an officer.
The four illegal immigrants were apprehended and turned over to the United States Border Patrol.
Earlier this month, the Texas Department of Public Safety announced the arrest of 19 illegal immigrants in human smuggling attempts and a stash house near the border.
On Thursday, Nov. 10, the DPS Criminal Investigations Division worked with the Texas Highway Patrol and the US Border Patrol to stop three vehicles carrying 15 illegal immigrants. Four more illegal immigrants were later discovered in a stash house.
Jason D. Owens, Chief U.S. Border Patrol Agent for the Del Rio Sector in Texas, announced on Friday that in less than 24 hours, Eagle Pass agents arrested two child sex offenders, one of whom had an outstanding arrest warrant.