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Border Patrol Agents Apprehend Several Illegal Aliens and Recover A Stolen Vehicle

Release Date: 
September 24, 2019

LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Laredo North Border Patrol Station apprehended several illegal aliens and recovered a stolen vehicle west of Encinal, Texas.

The incident occurred during the early morning hours of September 23, when agents observed a pickup truck inside a ranch near Highway 44.  Agents found the pickup truck abandoned in an adjacent ranch and tracked foot sign leading to the apprehension of 12 individuals.

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents discovered 12 illegal aliens and recovered a stolen vehicle on a ranch near Encinal, Texas
Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents found this
abandoned stolen pickup truck and followed
foot sign that led to the apprehension of 12
illegal aliens in a ranch near Encinal, Texas.

Record checks revealed the individuals to be illegally present in the United States from the countries of Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and China.  All of the individuals were placed under arrest pending further investigation.

The vehicle was reported stolen from Bellview, Texas and was turned over to the Webb County Sheriff’s Office.

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: 
February 3, 2021