On February 23, 2018, Agents at the Border Patrol Checkpoint on Interstate Highway 35, north of Laredo, Texas encountered a box truck at the primary lane. The driver was questioned regarding his immigration status and was referred to secondary for further inspection. Border Patrol agents were able to rescue 22 illegal aliens inside the box truck. The 22 illegal aliens were found in good health and determined to be from the countries of Mexico, El Salvador and Guatemala. The driver, a United States Citizen, was arrested.
“These criminal organizations view these individuals as mere commodities without regard for their safety. The blatant disregard for human life will not be tolerated. We will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to disrupt and dismantle these organizations and prosecute those responsible,” said Laredo Sector Assistant Chief Patrol Agent Gabriel Acosta…read more US Customs and Border Protection