News From the Border

Providing the news from a different front but from a war that we must win as well! I recognize the poverty and desperate conditions that many Latinos live in. We, as the USA, have a responsibility to do as much as we can to reach out to aid and assist spiritually with the Gospel and naturally with training, technology and resources. But poverty gives no one the right to break the laws of another sovereign nation.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Border Patrol Agents Rescue 38 Illegal Aliens from Smuggling Attempt

Monday, March 31, 2008

Laredo, Texas – Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Laredo North station rescued 38 illegal aliens from a smuggling attempt Sunday.

Agents working at the checkpoint on Interstate Highway 35 north of Laredo conducted a routine immigration inspection of the driver of a tractor trailer that drove into the facility. While agents interviewed the driver a Border Patrol canine alerted agents toward the cab and the trailer, indicating the presence of hidden contraband or people.

Agents examined the cab and found one adult female hiding under a blanket in the sleeper. Agents opened the trailer and discovered 37 more people hiding inside. The group included 23 adult males, nine adult females and five juveniles. All 38 of the people were identified as illegal aliens. None of them required or requested medical attention. The driver was identified as a U.S. citizen.

The driver and the aliens were turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement. A small duffel bag containing $16,200 in cash that was found in the cab of the truck was also seized.

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