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    4 Guatemalans Arrested in Vermont Border-Crossing Case
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    In this Aug. 1, 2018, file photo, a U.S. Border Patrol agent is seen.

    Four Guatemalan citizens are facing charges in what federal prosecutors in Vermont are calling an immigrant-smuggling episode in the Beebe Plain neighborhood of Derby.

    Court documents say Border Patrol agents were notified early Thursday that two people were seen walking in a field just south of the Canadian border.

    An agent using an infrared monitor spotted three people standing at the end of the dead-end Lawson Road. Agents later spotted a van that was flashing its lights.

    Three got into the van from the brush. The van was stopped several minutes later.

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    One man is charged with human smuggling. The three men who got into the van are facing misdemeanor charges of being in the country illegally.

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