Texas authorities apprehended two minors suspected of smuggling illegal aliens, including a preteen girl, following a high-speed chase last week near the southern border.
The harrowing incident unfolded in Val Verde County on January 10, but the Texas Department of Public Safety (TxDPS) just released details about the bust on Tuesday.
Dashcam footage shows TxDPS troopers pursuing a pickup truck at a high rate of speed US-277.
Eventually, the driver exits the highway and continues fleeing on surface roads leading to a checkpoint at the entrance to Laughlin Air Force Base in Del Rio.
Unable to proceed, the 17-year-old driver surrendered to police and was arrested, along with a 16-year-old passenger.
Additionally, five illegal aliens from Mexico were found hiding in the rear of the truck cab, including an 11-year-old female.
It is unclear if any of the illegals were related. They were turned over to U.S. Border Patrol.
Troopers discovered the older suspect, currently a resident of San Antonio, is a citizen of Nicaragua who received a work authorization visa in the U.S. in October of 2023.
No additional information about the 16-year-old was released.
The teens were charged with human smuggling and evading arrest.
In early January, TxDPS troopers were forced to execute a high-stakes PIT maneuver to immobilize teen smugglers during a pursuit near Laredo.
This article was originally published by InfoWars.com
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