Tye Police Department busts human smugglers, 17 people detained

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TYE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – The Tye Police Department busted two human smugglers, a total of 17 people were detained.

According to the Tye PD, the first load had 9 people plus the smuggler. The second load had six people plus the smuggler.

“To some this is not a big deal. Let me share some insight. These people pay a monetary amount to come into the United States,” said the Tye Police Department in a Facebook post. “Some have criminal records. Others will be forced into Sex trades. They pay for documents that provides them with the identity of a legal citizen.”

The US Border Patrol, Taylor County Sheriff’s Office, Merkel PD, and Homeland Security assisted in the operation.

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