Tag: smugglers

Big Rig Turns Into Clown Car

The Border Patrol says they found 25 illegal immigrants hiding inside a pair of semi trucks. About 10:30 p.m. on Thursday night, Border Patrol agents chased a group of suspected illegal immigrants into a parking lot at the Golden Acorn Casino. Officials said the group got into a cargo trailer via a trap door under

ICE Agents find immigrants hidden in Wal-Mart truck

A Wal-Mart truck driver will face federal charges for allegedly trying to sneak illegal immigrants into the country in a company tractor-trailer. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested Alejandro Hernandez, 50, after finding four Mexican nationals locked in the back of his 18-wheeler, according to court filings obtained Monday. Investigators believe Hernandez made at

Busy Weekend on the border with more than 6500 pounds of pot seized

Border Patrol agents seized more than 1,400 pounds of marijuana over the weekend in four separate busts, according to Laredo Sector Border Patrol The most recent seizure occurred Monday at Texas 16 traffic checkpoint. Hebbronville agents observed a white pickup truck heading northbound make an abrupt U-turn prior to reaching the checkpoint. Agents observed the

Border Patrol Seizures Steady

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents made several drug seizures in the past few days, netting an estimated $5.6 million worth of illegal drugs.The latest case occurred Monday morning when agents working at the Interstate 35 checkpoint inspected the driver of a 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo after a service canine alerted toward the car. Agents found

[Updated] Laredo Trucks Drivers, Others Charged in Massive Human Smuggling Scheme

They are believed to have smuggled hundreds of illegal immigrants into the United States but now, 41 truck drivers, guides, brokers, recruiters and smuggling leaders are facing criminal charges. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) special agents started the investigation in Laredo but made the arrests across several American cities over the last seven weeks.

1.400 pound shipment of pot seized!

Editor’s Note: Business as usual and absolutely nothing to do with the cross border issue. It show ICE and CBP are on the ball as usual! Maybe it is time to decriminalize the shit and put these guys out of business. But then, that would be too simple a solution. Two brothers from Mexico were