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Nearly a dozen Chinese migrants found hiding in furniture, washing machine at border crossing

Added 12-10-19 02:13:02pm EST - “Eleven Chinese migrants were caught trying to get into the U.S. by stuffing themselves into several pieces of furniture inside a truck that tried to cross the U.S.-Mexico border on Saturday, federal authorities said.” - Nydailynews.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nydailynews.com: “Nearly a dozen Chinese migrants found hiding in furniture, washing machine at border crossing”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Eleven Chinese migrants were caught trying to get into the U.S. by stuffing themselves into several pieces of furniture inside a truck that tried to cross the U.S.-Mexico border on Saturday, federal authorities said.

The brazen human smuggling attempt was thwarted at the San Ysidro border crossing in San Diego, Calif., during a routine inspection, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

The migrants, all of whom appeared to be adults, were hiding inside a washing machine, a dresser, a chest and other furniture, the agency said in a news release. The driver, identified only as a 42-year-old U.S. citizen, was taken into custody and will face criminal charges.

“CBP cannot stress enough the dangers of smuggling people,” Pete Flores, a CBP director of field operations in San Diego, said in a statement. “These are human beings that smugglers subject to inhumane conditions that could have deadly consequences.”

CBP officers found 11 Chinese nationals hidden inside furniture inside a moving truck at the San Ysidro port of entry: https://t.co/RQYSXjWLOH pic.twitter.com/zfrenKAHZJ

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