Mexico Man Arrested for Smuggling 5 People in Lubbock County
A man was arrested after he was found with five people being smuggled in his minivan in Lubbock County.
KAMC News reports that 21-year-old Angel Andres Fraga Hernandez was driving a Honda minivan with an Arizona paper license plate along US Highway 84. A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper said that Hernandez was driving over the speed limit. That, along with suspecting "suspicious activity," led the trooper to pulling him over.
The trooper said he noticed five people laying down in the rear cargo area of the minivan. One of them was a minor. While talking to some of the people, they claimed they didn't even know Hernandez, saying that he was only transporting them for "personal financial gain."
A bit over $3,500 was also confiscated from Hernandez, who, as of Wednesday, November 24th, remained in the Lubbock County Detention Center.
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