Friday, September 20, 2019
Border Patrol Agents Discover 53 Illegal Aliens Hidden in Trailer | U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Border Patrol Agents Discover 53 Illegal Aliens Hidden in Trailer | U.S. Customs and Border Protection: U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the checkpoint on Interstate Highway 35 (IH-35) north of Laredo, Texas, uncovered a human smuggling attempt when they discovered 53 illegal aliens inside the trailer. On September 17, 2019, agents encountered a tractor-trailer with only one visible occupant at the IH-35 checkpoint. During primary inspection, a service canine alerted to the odors of concealed humans and/or narcotics, inside the trailer. The tractor-trailer was referred to secondary, where further inspection revealed 53 individuals from the countries of Mexico, Ecuador, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, all illegally present in the United States. See original work for more on this and other stories.