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Laredo Sector Border Patrol Agents Apprehend 18 Illegal Aliens Inside Sleeper Cabin of Tractor Trailer

Release Date: 
August 23, 2018

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.

Lared Sector Border Patrol agents discovered 18 illegal aliens hidden in the sleeper cabin of a tractor trailer at the Interstate 35 Border Patrol checkpoint
Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents discovered
18 aliens hidden in the sleeper cabin of a tractor-
trailer at the Interstate 35 Border Patrol

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. 

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021