Border Patrol agents rescue 32 illegal aliens in a tractor-trailer

On February 27, 2018, agents at the Border Patrol Checkpoint on Interstate Highway 35 encountered a tractor-trailer at the primary lane.  The driver was questioned regarding his immigration status and was referred to secondary for further inspection.

Upon further inspection, Border Patrol agents discovered 32 illegal aliens inside the trailer.  The 32 illegal aliens were found in good health.  The 32 subjects were determined to be from the countries of Mexico and Guatemala.

The driver, a Mexican National, was arrested and the tractor-trailer was seized by Border Patrol.

“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.

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