OVER 32 ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS WERE ARRESTED IN A SMUGGLING ATTEMPT

33 illegal immigrants were caught in a smuggling attempt hidden in a tractor-trailer

On January 14, 2020 a large group of illegal immigrants entered the United States illegally in Laredo, Texas.

In the late evening agents were alerted to suspicious activity. In collaboration with the Laredo Police Department, agents searched a tractor-trailer suspected of being utilized in a smuggling attempt parked in the area.

Agents found a total of 33 individuals hidden inside the tractor-trailer. All individuals were arrested and taken into custody, pending investigation. Immigration record checks revealed the individuals were illegally present in the United States and were from the countries of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and China.

The tractor-trailer utilized in the illegal smuggling attempt was seized by the United States Border Patrol.  

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