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Border Patrol disrupts human smuggling attempts, rescues immigrants

Posted: 4:35 PM, Sep 24, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-24 20:24:56-04

Border Patrol agents in Laredo rescued more than 100 immigrants after disrupting two smuggling attempts in the last two days.

On Sunday, agents were conducting immigration inspections at the Interstate 35 checkpoint, when they discovered 65 immigrants being smuggled inside of a tractor trailer.

Border Patrol officials say the temperature inside the trailer was more than 90 degrees when the immigrants were found, but none required medical attention.

Agents again discovered immigrants hidden inside of a tractor trailer at about 2:30 a.m. Monday. Agents referred the truck to secondary inspection, where 49 immigrants were found inside of a refrigerated trailer.

According to Border Patrol, the temperature inside the trailer was 59 degrees when the immigrants were found. None required medical attention.

Border Patrol says all 114 immigrants were taken into custody.