Border Patrol agents apprehend 13 illegal immigrants during smuggling attempt

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - Border Patrol agents out of Hebbronville foiled an alleged human smuggling attempt.

It happened in the pre-dawn hours on Wednesday morning when agents received a tip that a red Dodge pick-up truck may be involved in illegal activity.

Agents came across the vehicle along Highway 285 and the driver took off into the brush on foot.

Agents were able to detain 13 people who were left behind in the truck.

All of them were determined to be illegal immigrants from Mexico and Guatemala.

They were all arrested and taken in for processing; however, the driver was not found.