Texas Border Patrol agents discovered 63 individuals found inside a commercial truck trailer during a failed human smuggling attempt in Laredo, Texas on April 5, 2021.
Agents responded to a call for assistance regarding a commercial tractor-trailer they had been detained in a traffic stop. Agents arrived at the scene and discovered 63 individuals inside the back of the trailer.
The suspects were all identified as being illegally present in the United States and from the countries of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.
They, along with the driver, a U.S. citizen, were taken into custody pending further investigation. During the search of the commercial vehicle, a small bag of crystal methamphetamine was found. The narcotics**,** tractor**,** and trailer were seized by the U.S. Border Patrol.
None of the suspects were wearing Coronavirus personal protective equipment.