Eight illegal immigrants found hiding at a ranch in Hebbronville

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - Border Patrol agents in Hebbronville foiled an alleged human smuggling attempt involving eight illegal immigrants.

According to Border Patrol the incident happened on August 9th when agents discovered a suspicious Chevrolet pickup truck traveling on Highway 359 near Hebbronville.

As agents attempted to get a closer look, they saw the vehicle drive through the fence of a nearby ranch, which is when the driver and several occupants got out and fled on foot.

When agents searched the area they found eight illegal immigrants hiding in the brush.

The immigrants were found to be in good health and were determined to be from Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras.

The vehicle was seized by Border Patrol and the eight immigrants are to be processed accordingly.