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Laredo Border Patrol discover illegal aliens in tractor-trailer

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U.S. Border Patrol Agents at the Interstate 35 checkpoint discovered a total of 12 illegal aliens allegedly smuggled in a tractor-trailer.

Ten were found on the sleeper area, while two others were found underneath.

The subjects were determined to be from the countries of Mexico, Guatemala, and El Salvador. 

The driver, a United States Citizen, was arrested.

"These criminal organizations view these individuals as mere commodities without regard for their safety," said Laredo Sector Assistant Chief Patrol Agent Gabriel Acosta. "The blatant disregard for human life will not be tolerated. We will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to disrupt and dismantle these organizations and prosecute those responsible." 

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