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10/19/2020

Immigrants found in the bed of a pickup

Two people were arrested for transporting eight immigrants in the bed of a pickup, according to the U.S. Border Patrol. On Sunday evening, agents assigned to the Cotulla Station responded to reports of a black pickup loading up people on the side of the highway. Agents received reports that the suspect vehicle was traveling east READ MORE.
10/19/2020

Smuggling cases foiled, stolen vehicle recovered

U.S. Border Patrol agents foiled two unrelated human smuggling attempts and seized a vehicle that was reported stolen out of San Antonio, authorities said. The first incident occurred early Saturday, when agents assigned to the Hebbronville Station spotted a suspicious Dodge Ram traveling north on Texas 359 near Realitos. As authorities approached the Dodge, the READ MORE.
10/19/2020

Border Patrol: Immigrants found trapped in train cars

U.S. Border patrol agents rescued 27 people who were found trapped in two train cars in unrelated cases reported near Bruni, authorities said. Hebbronville Station agents encountered the first case on Sunday evening. Agents conducting a routine freight train check found 14 individuals trapped inside a grain hopper train car. Early Monday, agents discovered another READ MORE.
10/18/2020

Smuggling attempts via car trunks foiled

U.S. Border Patrol agents halted two human smuggling attempts via car trunk at the Interstate 35 checkpoint, authorities said. The first case was reported on Thursday evening. A sedan approached the checkpoint. A K-9 unit alerted to possible contraband within the vehicle. Agents then discovered three people in the trunk. Border Patrol determined that they READ MORE.
10/18/2020

Man shot in right upper thigh

A shooting was reported in the Three Points neighborhood, according to first responders. Laredo Fire Department crews responded to a shooting at about 1 p.m. Saturday in the 3200 block of Chihuahua Street. Paramedics encountered a 20-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the right upper thigh. He was treated and taken to Laredo Medical READ MORE.

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