Border Patrol Agents Arrest Suspected Driver in Smuggling Case
LAREDO, Texas – Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents on Tuesday apprehended a suspected driver wanted in connection with a recent smuggling attempt.
The initial event happened on October 25, when agents apprehended 16 subjects after a truck crashed and bailed out in a local ranch. Agents were unable to apprehend the driver of the vehicle at the time, but the ongoing investigation allowed for the driver to be positively identified and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
Then on November 6, Border Patrol agents conducting checkpoint operations on Farm-to-Market Road 1017 encountered the suspect when he presented himself for an immigration inspection. His identity was verified and he was arrested and turned over to the U.S. Marshals.
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. Photographs related to this story can also be viewed on the mobile App.
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