Over six-dozen undocumented immigrants found in box truck
A total of 75 individuals were determined to be illegally present in the U.S. and were taken into custody
LAREDO, Tex. (KGNS) -Border Patrol agents and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers foiled a dangerous human smuggling scheme west of Encinal, Texas over the weekend.
The incident happened Saturday when agents received a tip regarding a box truck entering a ranch near the highway 83 checkpoint.
CBP Air and Marine agents quickly located the truck parked at a gate near Highway 44.
Border patrol agents searched the area and found several undocumented immigrants hidden in the brush and several more inside the truck.
A total of 75 individuals were determined to be illegally present in the U.S. and were taken into custody.
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