On November 25, 2020 U.S. Border Patrol apprehended 22 individuals in a human smuggling harboring case in Laredo, Texas.
Suspicious activity was observed at a home, and federal agents were called.
The property consisted of four structures; nine individuals were encountered inside the first structure who were determined to be illegally in the United States. As they were being taken into custody, another individual exited from one of the other structures.
A subsequent search led to the discovery of 13 more individuals who were illegally in the United States. No other persons were found on the property. The 22 total individuals arrested were from the countries of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.