Discovered at checkpoint

Staff Report, Alice Echo-News Journal

FALFURRIAS, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection Border Patrol agents discovered a juvenile that was concealed in a speaker box located behind the front seats of a pick-up truck on Thursday.

The juvenile was found when a 1997 Dodge pick-up truck entered the checkpoint for an immigration inspection. While conducting an immigration inspection on the driver, a Border Patrol canine team conducting a free-air sniff alerted to the front of the pick-up truck. The vehicle was referred to the secondary inspection area, where a search of the cab revealed a person inside a speaker box.

The Mexican national juvenile appeared to be in good health. The driver of the pick-up truck was a 20-year-old United States citizen from Weslaco.