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Border Patrol disrupts human smuggling attempt near Laredo

Posted: 11:09 AM, Sep 05, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-05 12:09:39-04

Border Patrol agents near Laredo yesterday disrupted a human smuggling attempt at the Interstate 35 Checkpoint.

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, agents were conducting routine immigration inspections on September 4, when a Ford truck approached the checkpoint.

Border Patrol says the driver consented to additional inspection, and upon further investigation, agents discovered two undocumented immigrants hidden under a sheet inside the vehicle.

The two subjects were determined to be from Mexico, and were processed accordingly, Border Patrol said.

The driver, a U.S. citizen was arrested.