LAREDO, Texas – Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents apprehend multiple individuals attempting to hide on train railcars as they traveled further into the United States.
The incident occurred in the morning of August 29, Hebbronville Station agents performed an inspection of an eastbound train near Hebbronville, Texas. Inside an open railroad freight car were 18 undocumented individuals who had stowed away. The individuals were from the countries of the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, and Mexico.
This dangerous method of traveling further into the United States after illegal entry is strongly discouraged as it often results in serious injury or death. Many times, migrants who choose this method of transportation don’t realize the consequences of their actions until it is too late. In this case fortunately, agents detected the individuals before any fell victim to serious injuries.
To report suspicious activity such as human and/or drug smuggling, contact the Laredo Sector Border Patrol toll free at 1-800-343-1994.