Border Patrol agents disrupt alleged human smuggling attempt near Bruni

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - A United States Citizen is arrested by Border Patrol after attempting to smuggle seven illegal immigrants into the interior of the U.S.

According to Border Patrol, the incident happened on August 6th when agents encountered a suspicious vehicle driving near Bruni.

When agents attempted to conduct a traffic stop, the driver allegedly refused to stop and drove into a nearby brush area.

Eventually, the vehicle came to a stop and all of the occupants got out of the vehicle and fled on foot.

Agents along with the assistance of the Webb County Constable’s Office were able to apprehend the driver and the illegal individuals.

The immigrants were determined to be from Peru and Mexico and were found to be in good health.

All of the individuals were processed accordingly.