U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to a checkpoint on I‑35 near Laredo, Texas found 149 locked in a tractor-trailer.
It happened on April 16, when a commercial tractor-trailer approached the checkpoint.
A scan from the outside alerted agents to “anomalies” inside the trailer. Agents opened the sealed cargo area and found 149 undocumented individuals.
They were from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Venezuela, El Salvador, Peru, and Ecuador.