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Truck driver's shaky hands lead to migrant discovery in sleeper berth

A truck driver's noticeable nervousness at a Texas border checkpoint led to a surprising find: Three migrants hidden in his vehicle's sleeper berth.

The incident: On February 22nd at 7:30 p.m., at the I-35 border checkpoint, Carlos Guadalupe Ramirez-Marin presented his border crossing card to agents with visibly shaking hands, arousing suspicion. A K9 alerted to potential contraband, prompting further inspection.

  • Upon questioning, Ramirez-Marin admitted he was not alone, leading agents to find the migrants in the sleeper area.
  • He was taken into custody after confessing to organizing the smuggling event with a colleague in Mexico, expecting to earn an extra $7,500 for the task.

Ramirez-Marin was already on a job delivering a load of tile to Dallas when he attempted to smuggle the individuals.

Enforcement action: Border Patrol officers took immediate action based on the nervous behavior and the K9's alert, underlining the importance of vigilance at checkpoints.

Smuggling attempts like these are not only illegal but also put the lives of migrants and truckers at risk, reported Laredo Morning Times.

Ramirez-Marin faces charges for his attempt to transport the migrants illegally.

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FMCSA studies detention time's impact on trucker safety and efficiency

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