Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents rescued two aliens concealed in a vehicle’s trunk as they disrupted a smuggling attempt.
The incident happened on Monday, September 10, when agents performed a vehicle stop on State Highway 83 south of Zapata, Texas. Agents conducted an immigration inspection on the vehicle’s occupants and it was determined the driver was a U.S. citizen, while the three passengers were found to be illegally present in the U.S. Agents subsequently discovered two more illegal aliens hidden in the trunk of the vehicle. The agent asked if the aliens needed medical attention, but the aliens declined, saying they weren’t suffering any ill effects from being locked in the trunk.
The smuggler and five illegal aliens were taken into custody to be processed accordingly.