Just one day after Gov. Greg Abbott unveiled a list of the top ten most wanted illegal aliens in Texas, DPS apprehended one of them. 

Servando Trejo Duran Jr. is an illegal alien from Mexico who has a long history of criminal activity including homicide, burglary, and tampering with government records. He was also wanted for violating parole for “murder with a deadly weapon.” 

“These fugitives will be put behind bars for a very long time,” Gov. Abbott posted on X.  

The Texas Department of Public Safety is simultaneously continuing its efforts to arrest and detain human smugglers, with most of the transported illegal aliens being referred to the U.S. Border Patrol. 

In a separate incident last week, a DPS trooper intercepted a Dodge Challenger in La Salle County. The driver, cruising on IH-35, is named Mario Alexis Gonzalez and comes from Laredo. 

After consenting to have his vehicle searched, DPS uncovered a concealed compartment sheltering two illegal aliens from Guatemala and Mexico. According to DPS spokesman Lt. Chris Olivarez, Gonzalez confessed to having been paid $1,000 from each of the aliens—who were both referred to U.S. Border Patrol. Gonzalez was arrested for the smuggling of persons. 

Similarly, on June 4, DPS officers and special agents stopped two trucks in Webb County, a Peterbilt and a Dodge Ram pickup truck. 

Following a search of the Peterbilt truck, consent for which was given by the driver, DPS troopers found 19 illegal aliens hidden in a concealed area inside the cab. One of whom was suffering from heat exhaustion. Video footage posted by Olivarez on X features an illegal alien panting and sweating heavily. 

Both the driver of the Peterbilt truck and the driver of the Dodge Ram (who was escorting the Peterbilt) were arrested for the smuggling of persons. The 19 illegal aliens were referred to U.S. Border Patrol. 

Will Biagini

Will was born in Louisiana and raised in a military family. He currently serves as a journalist with Texas Scorecard. Previously, he was a senior correspondent for Campus Reform.