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Laredo Sector Border Patrol Agents Intercept Smuggling Case Involving 41 Illegal Aliens

Release Date: 
July 14, 2018

LAREDO, Texas – On July 14, 2018, Laredo North Agents assigned to the Border Patrol Checkpoint located on Interstate Highway 35 interdicted a smuggling case involving 41 illegal aliens.  The event transpired after the driver of the tractor trailer was questioned regarding his immigration status at the primary inspection lane.  The driver of the tractor trailer consented to a non-intrusive inspection utilizing the x-ray machine, which detected several anomalies.

Border Patrol agents discovered 41 illegal aliens within a tractor trailer at the Interstate 35 Border Patrol checkpoint
Border Patrol agents discovered 41
illegal aliens within a trailer at the
Interstate 35 Border Patrol agents.

Upon further inspection, Border Patrol agents discovered 41 illegal aliens inside the trailer.  The illegal aliens were found in good health and were identified as being from the countries of Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.  The driver, a United States citizen, was arrested.  All subjects were processed accordingly.

“The men and women of the United States Border Patrol remain determined in disrupting illicit activity along our border.  Through our combined enforcement efforts, we will continued to deny criminal organizations the ability to operate,” said Laredo Sector Acting Chief Patrol Agent Jason D. Owens.

To report suspicious activity such as alien and/or drug smuggling, contact the Laredo Sector Border Patrol toll free at 1-800-343-1994.

Last modified: 
July 17, 2018