(Smuggler cuts through Border fence)….It happened Wednesday near Campo.
Border Patrol agents saw a man cut a large section of border fence, large enough to drive a white truck into the United States from Mexico. Agents followed the vehicle from afar, until they saw the driver use bolt cutters to try and enter private property. He agents moved in, but the driver fled. He led the agents on a short pursuit before stopping the vehicle. When the vehicle stopped, 15 individuals jumped out and tried to escape into the wilderness. Border Patrol agents were able to locate all the individuals, that included 14 Mexican Nationals and two Guatemalans. All admitted to being in the US illegally. The driver was also an illegal immigrant from Mexico. The truck he was driving had been stolen. The driver was arrested and will be prosecuted on several federal charges.