California border agents find 11 Chinese nationals hiding inside appliances, furniture in truck from Mexico

antitox

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https://www.foxnews.com/us/california-border-mexico-chinese-nationals-human-smuggling

Federal agents in California found 11 Chinese nationals hiding inside appliances and furniture that filled a moving truck crossing the border from Mexico over the weekend.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers stopped a 42-year-old male truck driver, a U.S. citizen, around 5:30 p.m. on Saturday at the San Ysidro Port of Entry, located in the city of San Diego just north of Tijuana, the agency said in a statement.

CBP officers inspected the moving truck and referred the unnamed driver and his vehicle for a more intensive secondary inspection, the statement said.

Agents searched the contents of the truck and found 11 Chinese nationals packed inside pieces of furniture and appliances. Pictures showed at least two people squatting inside a washing machine and another crammed inside a wooden chest.

The driver, accused of human smuggling, was arrested and transported to the Metropolitan Correctional Center to await criminal proceedings, the agency said. The 11 Chinese nationals were also being held for pending criminal and immigration proceedings.

“CBP cannot stress enough the dangers of smuggling people,” Pete Flores, CBP director of Field Operations for San Diego, said in a statement.
“These are human beings that smugglers subject to inhumane conditions that could have deadly consequences," Flores said. "Fortunately, no one was seriously injured.”

This most recent human smuggling incident comes one month after CBP officers at San Ysidro discovered six Chinese nationals hiding behind a false wall inside another moving truck – also driven by a U.S. citizen – in an attempt to cross the border, the agency said.
 

Kem

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CBP director of Field Operations for San Diego, said in a statement.
“These are human beings that smugglers subject to inhumane conditions that could have deadly consequences," Flores said. "Fortunately, no one was seriously injured.”
This is certainly true but also true is the likelihood that they are terrorists and have intention of harming American citizens. The smugglers are definitely law breakers but those paying to be brought across are law breakers also.
 

Momma D

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This is certainly true but also true is the likelihood that they are terrorists and have intention of harming American citizens. The smugglers are definitely law breakers but those paying to be brought across are law breakers also.
I felt the same way Kem.
Why does the CBP feei sorry for those being smuggled in?
It was their choice, so let's make sure they and the driver face charges.
No free pass back to Mexico so they can keep trying until they succeed :mad:
 

DanLMP

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I think the most important take away from this story is that the truck was coming through Mexico.

ANYBODY, whether their intentions are nefarious or not, can make their way to Mexico and book passage illegally into the US via a whole bunch of people willing to transport them.

How many other washing machines that travel into the US contained illegal immigrants and were NOT caught? The laws of probability would suggest that many more make it in with this method than get caught.
 

fl2007rn

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Another way the Chinese come to America is by sending pregnant women to the USA to have their anchor babies. My husband is a commercial pilot that regularly flies to Beijing and Shanghai. The flights from China have a number of very pregnant women, and the flights going back to China have a bunch of little babies. They are legally using our anchor baby policy against us!
 

Channah

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Another way the Chinese come to America is by sending pregnant women to the USA to have their anchor babies. My husband is a commercial pilot that regularly flies to Beijing and Shanghai. The flights from China have a number of very pregnant women, and the flights going back to China have a bunch of little babies. They are legally using our anchor baby policy against us!
That’s so true. They even have ‘maternity’ houses all over.
 
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