OPA-LOCKA, Fla. – Federal agents discovered six Cuban migrants locked in the back of a cargo van by smugglers following a traffic stop Thursday, according to a U.S. Border Patrol official.
Chief Patrol Agent Walter N. Slosar, who heads the Border Patrol’s Miami sector, tweeted that agents encountered the migrants after stopping the white GMC Savana van in Opa-locka.
Agents arrested the suspected smuggler, he said.
Homeland Security Investigations agents are leading the case.
Opa Locka, FL: Yesterday, Miami Sector #BorderPatrol agents encountered 6 Cuban migrants during a traffic stop, who were locked in the back of a van by smugglers. The suspected smuggler was arrested. Event is under investigation by @HSI_Miami partners. #cuba #florida #BREAKING pic.twitter.com/m5X8leL16k— Chief Patrol Agent Walter N. Slosar (@USBPChiefMIP) August 19, 2022