Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Laredo South Station halted a human smuggling attempt in Laredo, Texas.
On Jan. 18, Border Patrol agents while working their assigned duties, observed several individuals getting into a white truck on St. David Street. As Border Patrol agents followed the vehicle, the driver proceeded to turn onto Earthhaven Drive and several individuals fled from the vehicle. Border Patrol agents encountered the vehicle at the corner of Earthhaven Drive and Turin Drive and apprehended seven individuals.
Border Patrol agents conducted record checks on the individuals. The individuals were found to be illegally in the United States
Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents in collaboration with other law enforcement agencies also closed a stash house in Laredo, Texas.
On Jan. 18, Border Patrol agents while working their assigned duties, collaborated with Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) and Webb County Constables from Precinct 2 to close a stash house in central Laredo. A total of 38 individuals were apprehended.
All of the individuals were transported to the Laredo South station where record checks revealed they were illegally present in the U.S. All subjects were taken into Border Patrol custody and processed accordingly.