CBP discovered 24 undocumented aliens in a tractor trailer
LAREDO, Texas – “U.S. Border Patrol agents at the Interstate 35 (I-35) Border Patrol checkpoint north of Laredo prevented a human smuggling attempt.
The incident occurred late in the evening of June 15, when a white tractor hauling a white trailer approached the I-35 checkpoint and a Service canine alerted to the trailer.
A search of the trailer led agents to discover 24 individuals hidden inside, all illegally present in the United States from the countries of Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras; one was later determined to be a convicted felon. The individuals and the driver, a U.S. citizen, were taken into custody pending investigation. The vehicle was seized by U.S. Border Patrol.
Despite the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic and the increasing summer heat, smugglers continue to endanger the lives of individuals they exploit and the health and safety of our Nation”. – According to the press release by cbp.gov
Source and credits: cbp.gov
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