Border Patrol foils human smuggling attempt in south Laredo

Published: Jul. 31, 2018 at 3:15 PM CDT
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Border Patrol agents of the Laredo Sector foiled an alleged human smuggling attempt in south Laredo.

According to Border Patrol, the incident happened on July 30th when agents received a tip about a silver Dodge pick-up truck transporting illegal immigrants.

When agents arrived at the location, they found the vehicle traveling northbound on south Zapata Highway.

Agents conducted a traffic stop near La Pita Mangana Road and found seven undocumented immigrants inside the vehicle.

All seven passengers were determined to be from Guatemala, Mexico and El Salvador.

The driver, a United States Citizen was arrested and all of the individuals were processed accordingly.

Border Patrol would like to remind residents that if you see any illegal activity call 1-800-343-1994.