Border Patrol finds over three dozen illegal immigrants in tractor-trailer

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - Border Patrol agents of the Laredo Sector foiled an alleged human smuggling attempt where over three dozen illegal immigrants were found in a trailer.

According to Border Patrol, the incident happened on November 23rd when agents were conducting an inspection on the driver of a tractor-trailer.

The driver was referred to secondary inspection after a canine alerted to the presence of concealed humans.

When agents searched the trailer, they found 38 illegal aliens.

The group consisted of adults males, females and one juvenile.

The aliens were believed to be from Honduras, Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, El Salvador, Brazil, and Nicaragua.

All of the illegal aliens were processed accordingly and the driver was arrested.

The case was turned over to Homeland Security Investigations.