Laredo Sector Border Patrol arrest over 160 at the checkpoint

LAREDO, TX (STL.News) Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents stopped two alleged human smuggling attempts at the Interstate 35 checkpoint, resulting in the apprehension of over 160 individuals.

The first incident occurred during the evening of Jan. 14, when Laredo North Station agents encountered a tractor-trailer at the primary inspection lanes.  Further inspection of the conveyance resulted in agents finding almost 100 undocumented individuals.

The second event was found the following day at the same checkpoint.  Agents found almost 70 undocumented individuals inside the tractor-trailer after further inspection.

The apprehended individuals were not wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) when found.  The individuals were provided PPE and were medically screened before being processed accordingly.

SOURCE: U.S. Customs and Border Protection

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