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Laredo Sector Border Patrol Agents Halt Two Human Smuggling Attempts

Release Date: 
December 13, 2021
Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended six undocumented noncitizens in a pickup truck just north of the Border Patrol checkpoint on Interstate Highway 35.
Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents 
apprehended six undocumented noncitizens
in a vehicle just  north of the Interstate 35
checkpoint.

LAREDO, Texas – Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Laredo North Station stopped a pair of human smuggling attempts north of Laredo, Texas.

The first incident occurred on Dec. 10, when agents conducted a vehicle stop of a maroon pickup truck near the 32-mile marker of Interstate Highway 35.  Agents arrested six undocumented individuals from the countries of Guatemala and Mexico, who were being smuggled inside the pickup truck.

The next day, agents detected several individuals in a ranch north of the Interstate Highway 35 checkpoint.  Agents apprehended eight undocumented individuals from the countries of Guatemala and Mexico.

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Last modified: 
December 16, 2021