Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents disrupted a human smuggling attempt after finding a migrant-filled horse trailer. The driver allegedly attempted to sneak around an interior immigration checkpoint.
An agent assigned to the Laredo West Border Patrol station patrolling near the U.S. Highway 83 interior immigration checkpoint on September 10 observed a pickup truck pulling a horse trailer inside a ranch. The agent became suspicious of the truck and approached the vehicle for inspection, according to information obtained from Laredo Sector Border Patrol officials.
The agent approached the truck as the driver attempted to exit the ranch’s State Highway 44 gate. The driver bailed out of the truck and fled into the brush, officials stated.
The agent walked up to the truck and found one occupant in the front passenger seat. He also found 42 people packed inside the horse trailer.
Agents conducted immigration interviews and determined all 43 were foreign