CARLSBAD, N.M. (KRQE) – A man was arrested in Eddy County. He is suspected of human trafficking.

Officials said around 8:45 a.m. Friday morning, the Eddy County Sheriff’s Office was called about a white SUV that avoided the Border Patrol Check Point in Texas.

Deputies caught up to that vehicle and conducted a traffic stop near Carlsbad.

Deputies determined driver Hector Castro, 44, was trafficking multiple people.


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Border Patrol agents took everyone involved into custody.