U.S. Border Patrol agents at the Interstate 35 immigration checkpoint stopped a human smuggling attempt near Laredo, Texas.
The incident occurred around noon on July 8, 2020 when a late model pickup truck approached the I-35 checkpoint. As agents were conducting an immigration inspection of the driver, a service canine alerted agents to the vehicle.
Upon further inspection of the vehicle, agents discovered two individuals hidden inside large suitcases in the back of the cab. Both of the individuals were illegally present in the United States from the country of Mexico. The individuals and the driver, a U.S. citizen, were taken into custody pending investigation and the vehicle was seized by U.S. Border Patrol.