POSTED: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 10:32am
UPDATED: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 10:33am
Nacogdoches, TX (KETK) — Around 1:00 a.m., Wednesday morning, deputies with the Nacogdoches County Sheriff Office stopped a grey SUV for a traffic violation on Highway 59 South, which was north bound.
Deputies received information from the department of homeland security that the vehicle may be smuggling illegal aliens. Deputies made contact with the driver and observed several other occupants inside the car.
There were a total of 10 foreign nationals inside of the car.
All men inside the car are believed to be from Mexico that had entered the United States illegally. The Department of Homeland Security responded to the scene and interviewed the subjects. It was then confirmed that the men were illegal aliens that had entered into the United States illegally.
A detainer was placed on all the subjects and they were transported to the Nacogdoches County Jail. The men are being held for the Department of Homeland Security, which have made arraignments to transport the subjects to a federal holding facility.