Laredo Sector Border Patrol Agents Apprehend 18 Illegal Aliens Inside Sleeper Cabin of Tractor Trailer
LAREDO, Texas –Laredo Sector U.S. Border Patrol agents recently apprehended 18 illegal aliens inside the sleeper cabin of a tractor-trailer during an immigration inspection at the Interstate Highway 35 Border Patrol checkpoint.
The incident occurred on Aug. 21 after a tractor-trailer approached the primary inspection lane of the Border Patrol Checkpoint on Interstate Highway 35. Agents referred the driver to secondary after a canine alert.
At secondary inspection, agents found 18 illegal immigrants confined inside the sleeper cabin of the tractor-trailer.
The 18 illegal aliens were found in good health and identified as being from the countries of Mexico and Guatemala. The driver, a United States citizen, was arrested and the tractor-trailer was seized by Border Patrol. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) 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.