LAREDO, Texas – Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents stopped two alleged human smuggling attempts at the Interstate 35 checkpoint, resulting in the apprehension of over 160 individuals.
The first incident occurred during the evening of Jan. 14, when Laredo North Station agents encountered a tractor-trailer at the primary inspection lanes. Further inspection of the conveyance resulted in agents finding almost 100 undocumented individuals.
The second event was found the following day at the same checkpoint. Agents found almost 70 undocumented individuals inside the tractor-trailer after further inspection.
The apprehended individuals were not wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) when found. The individuals were provided PPE and were medically screened before being processed accordingly.
Help us take a stand against these criminal organizations and their dangerous acts by reporting suspicious activity in our neighborhoods to 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 comprehensive management, control, and protection of our nation’s borders, combining customs, immigration, border security, and agricultural protection at and between official ports of entry.