Laredo Sector Border Patrol Agents Discover Illegal Aliens Concealed Inside Trunk
LAREDO, Texas – On June 27, 2018, Laredo Sector Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Freer Station encountered a 2009 Toyota Camry, while performing their duties at the Border Patrol Checkpoint located on Highway 59. The driver was questioned regarding his immigration status and was referred to secondary after a Border Patrol canine alerted to the presence of concealed humans and/or narcotics.
Upon further inspection, Border Patrol agents discovered two illegal aliens inside the trunk of the vehicle. The two illegal aliens were found in good health and were identified as being from the country of Mexico and Honduras. The driver, a United States Citizen, was arrested and the vehicle utilized in the smuggling event was 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.