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Border Patrol Agents Apprehend 37 in Checkpoint Smuggling Attempt

Release Date: 
October 17, 2018

LAREDO, Texas – Laredo Sector Border Patrol conducting checkpoint operations on Interstate Highway 35 apprehended 37 subjects Tuesday evening.

The incident occurred on October 16, at approximately 8:30 p.m., when agents encountered a tractor-trailer at the primary inspection area.  An immigration inspection of the driver determined he was U.S. citizen.

Border Patrol agents discovered 37 aliens hidden in a tractor trailer at the Interstate 35 checkpoint
Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents discovered
37 illegal aliens hidden in a tractor trailer at the
Interstate 35 checkpoint.

Agents referred the vehicle for further inspection, and discovered 37 subjects concealed in the trailer.  Immigration inspections determined that all the subjects in the trailer were illegal aliens.  All were found to be in good health.

All subjects were taken into custody for appropriate processing, and the tractor-trailer was seized by Laredo Sector Border Patrol.

To report suspicious activity such as alien and/or drug smuggling, download the “USBP Laredo Sector” App or contact the Laredo Sector Border Patrol toll free at 1-800-343-1994.

Last modified: 
October 17, 2018