Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents interdicted a human smuggling incident involving a tractor-trailer. After the driver attempted to flee, agents eventually found 115 migrants, including three children, locked inside the trailer.

Laredo North Station Border Patrol agents attempted to stop a tractor-trailer traveling east toward the interstate highway on the evening of March 17. The driver failed to yield when the agent activated his emergency lights, according to information obtained from Laredo Sector Border Patrol officials.


Agents eventually stopped the driver near mile marker 10. During a search of the trailer, agents found 115 migrants loved inside with no means of escape in the event of a crash or abandonment by the human smuggler.

The 115 migrants included three unaccompanied minors. The agents identified the migrants as citizens of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico. All had no documents allowing them to legally be present in the United States.

Laredo Sector Chief Patrol Agent Carl E. Landrum tweeted photos of three smuggling attempts during this timeframe that resulted in the apprehension of 193 migrants during a 36-hour period.

Elsewhere in the sector, Laredo West agents teamed up with the Laredo Sector Horse Patrol Unit to apprehend 20 more migrants out on arid ranch lands. Chief Landrum tweeted photos documenting the arrests.

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