Eight undocumented immigrants hid in grain hopper to avoid Border Patrol


Courtesy of Border Patrol

EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) – Eight immigrants were arrested after they were caught hiding in a grain hopper by Border Patrol and other agencies Tuesday in Robstown, Texas.

Border Patrol agents saw several people jump out of a grain hopper while doing a freight train check, according to a news release.

Agents, with the help of Nueces County Sheriff’s Office, Nueces County Constable’s Office and Robstown Police Department, were able to arrest six individuals who had illegally crossed the U.S.-Mexico border.

Later, the Corpus Christi Police Department received a call from a person who said they were stuck in the gain hopper. The Corpus Christi Fire Department helped Border Patrol agents find the two men, one who hurt his ankle while entering the hopper.

The two men were also arrested and all eight were taken to the Corpus Christi Border Patrol Station for processing.

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