CIUDAD JUAREZ, CHIHUAHUA.- Near the border of the Mexican state of Chihuahua with Texas, dashcam footage shows the moment fifteen illegal immigrants bailed out of a vehicle and fled onto rancher property during a traffic stop in southern Texas.
The Texas Department of Public Safety said that on Friday, a DPS trooper stopped a white Toyota SUV for a traffic violation on Farm to Market Road 133 in La Salle County.
Before the stop, the vehicle’s driver pulled over and came to a rest near a ranch fence, DPS said.
Video shows fifteen individuals bailing out of the vehicle and fleeing into the brush.
Authorities said the driver, identified as 20-year-old Angelina Charles of Carrizo Springs, also attempted to flee the vehicle by sliding over the passenger seat. She admitted to being paid $3,200 per person to smuggle people over the U.S.-Mexico border, DPS said
Charles was arrested and charged with smuggling of persons.
The five illegal immigrants who fled the vehicle were not apprehended and “absconded onto a ranch property,” DPS said.
Charles also had an outstanding warrant out of Dimmit County for assault, DPS said.