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Laredo Sector Border Patrol intercepts a human smuggling attempt

Release Date: 
January 7, 2022
intercepts human smuggling attempt
Tractor-trailer approached the primary inspection lanes.

LAREDO, Texas – Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Interstate 35 checkpoint intercepted a human smuggling attempt involving a tractor-trailer.

The incident occurred on the evening of Dec. 6, when a tractor-trailer approached the primary inspection lanes.  During an immigration inspection of the driver, a Service canine alerted to the conveyance, prompting agents to refer the driver to secondary inspection.  A search of the trailer revealed over 20 individuals from the countries of Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala hiding inside.  All subjects were taken into custody for further investigation.

Help us take a stand against criminal smuggling organizations by reporting suspicious activity to the Laredo Sector Border Patrol toll free at 1-800-343-1994.

Last modified: 
January 10, 2022