Zapata Border Patrol Agents Halt Human Smuggling Attempt
On Dec. 18, U. S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Zapata Station rescued 10 undocumented immigrants in a human smuggling attempt. Agents working roving patrol duties in San Ygnacio encountered a 2003 F-350 truck pulling an empty trailer. Border Patrol agents then conducted a vehicle stop on the truck in order to conduct an immigration inspection.
In the course of the inspection, agents noticed potential modifications to the underside of the trailer. Shortly thereafter, a total of 10 subjects were found concealed inside. The driver, identified as a 43-year-old Cuban man, was placed under arrest. The 10 subjects, all from Mexico, were processed accordingly.