Border Patrol agents take hundreds of undocumented immigrants into custody in South Texas

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Published: Sep. 28, 2020 at 2:39 PM CDT
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Laredo, Texas (KGNS) - Border Patrol agents took more than 200 undocumented immigrants into custody during several smuggling attempts last week.

The most recent bust happened on Highway 83, north of Laredo.

On Thursday of last week, agents saw a horse trailer pulling up to the checkpoint; when agents checked, they found 25 people inside and three more within the pickup trunk.

This latest incident is just one of eight smuggling events intercepted by agents in the last seven days.

In total, 242 undocumented immigrants were taken into custody.

Authorities say the immigrants have been found in commercial tractor-trailers, box trucks, agriculture and fuel containers, a horse trailer, and a travel trailer.

None were wearing personal protective equipment during the time of their arrest.

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