The Texas sheriff told the congressional district it is “under siege” as the department is involved in migrant smuggling cases
Texas Mayor He told members of Congress that his county was “besieged” by aliens and illegal smugglers passing through the county, trying to reach destinations within the United States.
Kenneth County Sheriff Brad Coe testified US House Committee on Homeland Security At a field hearing about the border security champ in Farr, Texas, last Wednesday.
Ko said his deputies had arrested 741 human smugglers Last year, he filed more than 3,000 felony cases against smugglers.
“This is a significant increase compared to 2021, when we caught 169 human smugglers. We are currently on track to pass 900 for this year,” Ko explained.
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Meanwhile, his department shares some of the most high-profile cases they’ve seen on social media.
Just a day before Ko’s testimony, a man was caught smuggling a mother and two children inside a crate.
“What may have been a high-speed chase came to an abrupt end after a driver hit a deer on RR 674,” reads a Facebook post.
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The driver has been identified as Devin Klein Sean of Houston, and the two children were ages 7 and 2.
The night after Koe’s testimony, deputies arrested a driver in a “striking red Corvette” who was trying to con out a load of illegal immigrants in a Ford Fusion. The two drivers were observed “working side by side,” according to a Facebook post, as their car took place in Brackettville. The cars were stopped at RR 334, and drivers Jesse Alvarez III, of Floresville and Nestor Adorno Salgado of San Antonio, were arrested. Both face three counts of smuggling.
The day after Koe’s testimony, soldiers from the Texas Department of Public Safety I stopped to rent a car On Highway 90 heading to Uvalde. Fifteen illegal aliens are found inside.
“Presumably, the driver was going to let them out and make them climb their way around the checkpoint before getting there,” a later Facebook post read.