Border Patrol agents rescue nearly 50 illegal immigrants from tractor trailer

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - Nearly 50 illegal immigrants are rescued during an alleged human smuggling attempt over the weekend.

The incident happened on Sunday at the I-35 checkpoint when a tractor trailer was referred to secondary inspection.

Agents say a canine alerted to the presence of concealed humans but the driver sped off.

Agents were able to catch up to the tractor trailer and found 47 illegal immigrants locked inside the trailer.

The driver and passenger were both identified as United States Citizens.
Both were arrested and turned over to Homeland Security.

The illegal immigrants were processed accordingly.