Border Patrol agents find nearly 80 illegal immigrants inside refrigerated tractor trailer

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - Border Patrol agents of the Laredo Sector rescued nearly 80 illegal immigrants from the back of a tractor-trailer during an alleged human smuggling attempt.

According to Border Patrol, the incident happened on Monday at the I-35 checkpoint when agents referred a refrigerated trailer to secondary inspection.

When agents searched the vehicle, they found 76 illegal immigrants inside.

Sixty-two people were from Mexico, 11 were from Guatemala, two were from Honduras and one was from El Salvador.

The driver, a United States Citizen was arrested.

The tractor-trailer was seized by Border Patrol and all of the immigrants were taken in for processing.