Human Smugglers Call Uber To Transport Migrants; Driver Caught

Immigrant families line up to enter the central bus station after they were processed and released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Sunday, June 24, 2018, in McAllen, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

At a glance

  • Human smugglers on the southern border last week called an Uber driver to transport five undocumented migrants.
  • Texas Department of Public Safety officers stopped a black jeep SUV for a traffic violation in Mission, Texas, the agency said.
  • The Uber driver said he accepted the ride request through the app to pick up a client in a parking lot near the Rio Grande and take them to another parking lot. The driver apparently didn’t know who he was transporting.


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