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Horse trailer used in human smuggling attempt

Published: Jul. 24, 2021 at 7:34 PM CDT
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LAREDO, Tex. (KGNS) - A human smuggling attempt using a livestock trailer was stopped by Border Patrol agents this week.

It happened near Hebbronville when Jim Hogg County deputies made a traffic stop on Wednesday morning.

There, they called Border Patrol for help when they found 17 undocumented individuals inside the horse trailer while more ran away into the nearby brush.

A total of 21 individuals were taken into custody.

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