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Law Enforcement Cooperation Leads to Juvenile Smuggler Caught

Release Date
Mon, 12/14/2020

LAREDO, TEXAS – Working together, U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Hebbronville Station and Jim Hogg County Sheriff’s Office (JHCSO) deputies stopped a human smuggling attempt north of Hebbronville, Texas.

The incident occurred during the mid-morning of December 12, when agents assisted deputies with a traffic stop on State Highway 16 several miles north of the town. Agents discovered nine individuals illegally in the United States from the countries of Honduras and Mexico. They were taken into custody. The driver who was a U.S. citizen juvenile, was held and processed accordingly. JHCSO seized the vehicle utilized in the smuggling attempt.

Strong cooperation between multiple law enforcement agencies in our communities and the U.S. Border Patrol leads to the interdiction of criminal activity and successful prosecution of violators of the law. Agents of the Laredo Sector will continue to form resilient partnerships with their law enforcement counterparts to keep our Nation and communities safe as they focus on the agency’s strategic objectives to stem the flow of illegal immigration and stop the spread of COVID-19. juvenile driver arrested

To report suspicious activity such as alien and/or drug smuggling, download the “USBP Laredo Sector” App or contact the Laredo Sector Border Patrol toll free at 1-800-343-1994. If you see something, please say something.

Last Modified: Mar 27, 2024