A unique illegal immigration human smuggling attempt that involved an ice cream truck in south Laredo, Texas was halted on February 24, 2021.
Border Patrol agents observed individuals getting into an ice cream vendor truck. Agents requested assistance from area police and together they were able to apprehend 17 individuals in the truck. All the people found inside including the driver and passenger were arrested.
The individuals in the ice cream truck were in the United States illegally, from the countries of Guatemala and Mexico. The suspects were taken into custody pending further investigation.
None of the suspects were wearing any personal protective equipment. All suspects were provided face masks and were medically evaluated for their safety. U.S. Border Patrol seized the ice cream truck.