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US Laredo Sector Border Patrol halts a human smuggling attempt involving a tractor-trailer

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Interstate Highway 35 checkpoint stopped a human smuggling attempt involving a tractor-trailer north of Laredo, Texas.

The incident occurred on the evening of April 20, when a tractor-trailer approached the primary inspection lanes.  After an immigration inspection of the driver, he was referred to secondary for further inspection.  In secondary, a subsequent search of the trailer resulted in over 120 undocumented individuals being found inside to include several unaccompanied children.  The individuals were identified as being from the countries of Mexico and Guatemala.  All subjects including the driver were medically screened and provided with personal protective equipment.  They were taken into custody to be processed accordingly.  This case was turned over to HSI for further investigation.