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Border Patrol Agents Foil Human Smuggling Attempt at IH-35 Checkpoint

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LAREDO, Texas – Border Patrol agents assigned to the Border Patrol Checkpoint located on Interstate Highway 35 recently foiled a human smuggling attempt. 

Border Patrol agents discovered three illegal aliens hidden in a tractor trailer at the Interstate 35 checkpoint
Border Patrol agents discovered three illegal
aliens hidden within a tractor trailer at the
Interstate Highway 35 Border Patrol checkpoint.

The event transpired on September 2, after the driver of the tractor-trailer was questioned regarding his immigration status at the primary inspection lane.  During questioning, the driver of the tractor-trailer consented to a search and was referred to secondary. 

Upon further inspection, agents discovered three illegal aliens concealed inside the trailer.  The illegal aliens were determined to be from the country of Mexico and found to be in good health.  The driver, a United States citizen, was arrested and all individuals were processed accordingly.

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