Six Illegal Aliens Rescued at Checkpoint

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Texas Border Business

KINGSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents found six illegal aliens hidden in a tractor-trailer.

Yesterday night, agents assigned to the Javier Vega Jr. Checkpoint was conducting immigration inspections when a tractor-trailer occupied by two United States Citizens approached the primary inspection lane. During inspection, a canine alerted to the cargo area of the trailer. Upon investigation, six illegal aliens were discovered concealed inside the trailer. All the subjects were offered medical attention but declined. The driver and passenger were placed under arrest.

The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and to help save lives by reporting suspicious activity at 800-863-9382.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control, and protection of our nation’s borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.  

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