LAREDO, TEXAS — On Tuesday, agents assigned to the Border Patrol Checkpoint located on Interstate Highway 35 encountered two smuggling cases in which a total of four undocumented immigrants were found inside the windjammers of tractor trailers.
In both cases, the driver of the tractor trailers were questioned regarding their immigration status and had their vehicles inspected. Each driver was found to have two undocumented immigrants hidden in the windjammer. The driver of the first vehicle was a U.S. citizen; the second driver was a Mexican national with lawful permanent residence.
The four undocumented immigrants were found in good health and were identified as being from the countries of Mexico and Ecuador. All subjects were placed under arrest and processed accordingly.
To report suspicious activity such as alien and/or drug smuggling, download the “USBP Laredo Sector” App or contact the Laredo Sector Border Patrol toll free at 1-800-343-1994.