Man arrested near Electra for human smuggling

Published: Jul. 6, 2022 at 11:18 AM CDT
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ELECTRA, Texas (KAUZ) - The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man Tuesday on a human smuggling charge.

Law enforcement stopped a vehicle at the intersection of U.S. 287 South and FM 1739 around 7:55 a.m. The driver, William Rene Carlos-Baran, was reportedly arrested at the scene and charged with human smuggling, a third-degree felony.

Officials with the sheriff’s office said seven immigrants from Guatemala were detained and later picked up by the U.S. Border Patrol.

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