LAREDO, Texas – On June 22, 2018, Laredo North Agents assigned to the Border Patrol Checkpoint located on Interstate Highway 35 encountered two smuggling cases in which a total of four illegal aliens were concealed inside duffle bags. The events transpired after the drivers of two separate vehicles were questioned regarding their immigration status and were referred to secondary for further inspection after a Border Patrol canine alerted to the presence of concealed humans and/or narcotics.
Upon further inspection, Border Patrol agents discovered a total of four illegal aliens between both events, concealed inside duffle bags. The four illegal aliens were found in good health and were identified as being from the country of Mexico. The drivers, both United States Citizen, were arrested and the vehicles utilized in the smuggling events were seized by Border Patrol. All subjects were processed accordingly.
“The vigilance of the men and women of the United States Border Patrol in disrupting this human smuggling attempt attests to our commitment in keeping America and it’s communities safe,” said Laredo Sector Acting Deputy Chief Patrol Agent Anthony S. Good.
To report suspicious activity such as alien and/or drug smuggling, 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 the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.