EL PASO, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents apprehended 18 illegal immigrants from an 18-wheeler Saturday at the Las Cruces, New Mexico, station.
According to Border Patrol El Paso Sector Chief Anthony “Scott” Good, who posted about the incident on X, formerly Twitter, border patrol K-9 units in Las Cruces alerted agents to the 18 migrants.
The men were taken into custody for processing.
Born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and raised in East Texas, John Worthen returned to his home state to attend college in 1998 and decided to make his life in The Natural State. Worthen is a 20-year veteran of the journalism industry and has covered just about every topic there is. He has a passion for writing and telling stories. He has worked as a beat reporter and bureau chief for a statewide newspaper and as managing editor of a regional newspaper in Arkansas. Additionally, Worthen has been a prolific freelance journalist for two decades, and has been published in several travel magazines and on travel websites.