Laredo man admits to smuggling illegal aliens into the U.S.
A Laredo resident admits to trying to smuggle more than 70 people through a Webb County checkpoint.
Court documents say, John Bryan Meredith, drove a tractor-trailer to the Border Patrol checkpoint on Highway 83 back in July.
Soon after, a k-9 alerted the agents of something suspicious inside and when they checked they found more than 70 people inside the trailer.
Meredith claimed a friend asked him to drive the trailer to Uvalde, where another driver would meet him.
In Janurary he will learn his sentencing.