Freer Station

23 Migrants Rescued from Box Trucks at Texas Immigration Checkpoints

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents continue to see an increase in human smuggling activity relating to commercial trucks. Over the Memorial Day weekend, agents assigned to interior immigration checkpoints rescued 23 migrants in two separate incidents who had been locked in the rear of commercial box trucks.

Laredo North Station Border Patrol agents assigned to the Interstate 35 immigration checkpoint find a group of migrants locked in a box truck over the Memorial Day weekend. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector)

$1.4M in Meth Seized at Texas Border Checkpoint

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents seized 38 pounds of methamphetamine at the U.S. Highway 59 checkpoint located between Laredo and Freer, Texas. Officials estimate the drugs to be worth in excess of $1.4 million.

$1.4 million worth of meth seized by Freer Station Border Patrol agents at the immigration checkpoint on U.S. Highway 59. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector)