Who is Robert Flores Jr.? Texas man charged after 84 illegal immigrants found stashed in dump truck

A Texas man was arrested allegedly attempting to sneak 84 illegal immigrants into the US by concealing them in the back of a dump truck.

Robert Flores Jr., 38, was arrested Tuesday morning during a traffic stop on Interstate Highway 35 in Cotulla, southwest of San Antonio, the Texas Department of Public Safety said.

 Robert Flores Jr.

During the stop, dozens of undocumented immigrants were discovered crammed inside the truck’s cargo area, according to Fox News.

Shocking footage and images from the scene showed several young males climbing out of the back of the truck as it was surrounded by law enforcement.

“During the stop, numerous individuals absconded from the truck’s cargo area into the brush,” authorities said in a statement.

Texas man charged after 84 illegal immigrants found stashed in dump truck

Authorities said Flores Jr. intentionally tried to bypass the US Border checkpoint to allegedly smuggle the immigrants into the country.

“Through further investigation, Flores traveled through a private ranch road circumventing the United States Border Patrol checkpoint in Webb County,” authorities said.

Texas man charged after 84 illegal immigrants found stashed in dump truck

Flores Jr. was charged with 84 counts of smuggling of persons.

The illegal immigrants, who hailed from Mexico and Guatemala, were turned over to US Border Patrol.

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