Border Patrol agents find 15 illegal immigrants hidden in tractor trailer

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - Border Patrol Agents of the Laredo Sector foiled an alleged human smuggling attempt at the I-35 checkpoint last week.

The incident happened on Friday when the driver of a tractor-trailer gave permission to search the vehicle.

When agents pulled back the sleeper cab’s curtain, they found 15 illegal immigrants hiding.

The immigrants were determined to be Mexican Citizens who were living in the country illegally.

Everyone including the driver, a United States Citizen was arrested.

The tractor-trailer was seized and the case was turned over to Homeland Security.