Syrian men among human smugglers apprehended through Operation Lone Star | Texas |

Texas Department of Public Safety troopers continue to apprehend human smugglers in border counties, as well as people from countries of foreign concern, including Syria, as part of Gov. Greg Abbott’s border security mission, Operation Lone Star.

In Maverick County, DPS troopers apprehended a group of 31 illegal border crossers, including two Syrian men. In the group were 18 men and 13 women who are citizens of Colombia, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru and Venezuela.

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All 31 were arrested and charged with criminal trespass and transported to a state processing center next to the Vale Verde County Jail.
Texas State Trooper by SSG Michelle Gonzalez is licensed under Flickr Anthony Dragani
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