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

One year ago   |   By NY Daily News

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...
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11 Chinese nationals found in truck at border crossing

11 Chinese nationals found in truck at border crossing

One year ago   |   By KCRA

Agents found 11 Chinese nationals hiding in furniture and appliances inside a moving truck stopped while entering the U.S. from Mexico at a Southern California border crossing, federal officials said.
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Chinese migrants found hiding in appliances at US crossing

One year ago   |   By My Sanantonio

SAN DIEGO - Eleven Chinese migrants were discovered hiding in furniture and appliances inside a truck stopped by agents as it entered the U.S. from Mexico at a Southern California border crossing, federal officials said.
At least one person was crammed inside a washing machine and another was curled up inside a wooden chest, according to photos provided Monday by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Authorities searched the truck Saturday evening at the border crossing between Tijuana, Mexico and San Diego, the federal agency said.
The truck driver, a 42-year-old U.S. citizen, was arrested...
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