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Border Patrol agents foil two human smuggling attempts

Nearly three dozen undocumented immigrants are taken into custody after agents foiled two...
Nearly three dozen undocumented immigrants are taken into custody after agents foiled two smuggling attempts(Border Patrol)
Published: Aug. 27, 2020 at 7:17 AM CDT
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LAREDO, Tex. (KGNS) -Border Patrol agents foiled two human smuggling attempts within hours of each other.

The first incident happened on August 25th when agents noticed a suspicious SUV traveling north on Highway 16 near Randado, Texas.

Agents were able to locate the vehicle abandoned inside a ranch and found 19 individuals hiding in the brush.

Later that evening, agents received a tip regarding a vehicle bailout near Texas Street in Hebbronville.

Agents helped authorities searched the area and found a dozen individuals hiding in the brush.

All of the individuals were determined to be from Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico and living in the U.S. illegally.

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