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Tractor trailer was trying to avoid the border checkpoint for a reason, Border Patrol finds


A semi truck smuggling migrants was discovered by Border Patrol agents after the rig tried to avoid the checkpoint late last week. 

The migrants were discovered on January 19th outside of the Laredo, Texas border checkpoint in Texas. 

According to The Laredo Morning Times, the semi truck hauling a tanker trailer tried to drive around the checkpoint, which caught the attention of agents. Border patrol was eventually able to intercept the rig and pull it over. 

Agents then conducted a search of the vehicle and discovered 27 migrants inside of the truck cab. 

No further information on the incident has been released. Anyone looking to report suspicious activity can contact Border Patrol at 1-800-343-1994.


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