Border Patrol agents foil two human smuggling attempts
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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