Laredo North 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)

6 Migrants Apprehended in Texas at Border, Smuggler Escaped

Cartel-connected human smugglers led multiple law enforcement agencies on a lengthy vehicle pursuit as they attempted to avoid apprehension. The pursuit ended at the banks of the Rio Grande in Laredo, Texas, and the smuggler, along with five other migrants, fled across the river to Mexico. Border Patrol agents apprehended six others before they could escape.

Six illegal aliens and their human smuggler abscond to Mexico after a lengthy vehicle pursuit in South Texas. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector)

48 Migrants Found in Two Tractor-Trailer Busts near Texas-Mexico Border

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents stopped two human smuggling attempts involving tractor-trailer rigs at an interior immigration checkpoint near the Texas border with Mexico. The interactions led to the apprehension of 48 migrants and two U.S. citizens for an investigation related to human smuggling.

Laredo North Station Border Patrol agents apprehend 36 illegal aliens locked inside a tractor-trailer rig at the Interstate 35 immigration checkpoint. (Photo: Laredo Sector/U.S. Border Patrol)

Armed Juvenile Human Smuggler Arrested After Pursuit near Texas Border

A Texas juvenile faces multiple state charges related to firearms and human smuggling after leading police and Border Patrol agents on a chase that spanned more than 80 miles. The pursuit ended when the teenage driver crashed his pickup truck loaded with nine illegal immigrants into a concrete barrier.

Human Smuggling Stop in Laredo Sector