On Saturday, a semi tractor-trailer driver led Border Patrol agents in Laredo, Texas, on a pursuit after fleeing from an immigration checkpoint on Interstate 35. The driver was asked to pull aside for a closer inspection after a K-9 alerted to the possible presence of humans or narcotics inside the trailer. The vehicle fled in response.
The rig ultimately stopped in the median on the busy interstate. The driver fled the scene and managed to escape. More than 100 migrants were found inside the locked trailer compartment. Among the group were eight children.
Border Patrol agents in the Laredo Sector have rescued nearly 500 migrants in trailer compartments in the past 10 days. The trailers, often unventilated, can serve as death traps in the south Texas heat. As temperatures rise, the