LAREDO, Texas – Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Laredo North Station intercept 13 inside the sleeper cabin of a tractor trailer.
On today’s date, agents at the Border Patrol Checkpoint on Interstate Highway 35, north of Laredo, Texas encountered a tractor-trailer at the primary inspection lane. While conducting an immigration inspection, agents noticed the sleeper curtain was closed and requested consent from the driver to open the curtain. After the driver opened the curtain, 13 illegal aliens were discovered sitting on the bed of the sleeper.
The 13 illegal aliens were found in good health and identified as being from the countries of Mexico and Brazil. The driver, a United States citizen, was arrested and the tractor-trailer was seized by Border Patrol. Homeland Security Investigations is the lead investigative agency in this case.
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.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.