Over 200 Illegal Migrants Discovered During Traffic Stops (DPS-South Texas Region

May 11, 2022

LAREDO - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) discovered over 200 illegal migrants after traffic stops it conducted in collaboration with the United States Border Patrol (USBP) in Webb County as part of Operation Lone Star.

On May 5 and 6, 2022, DPS Troopers, with the assistance of USBP Agents, stopped two semi-trucks in Webb County which were involved in human smuggling. The traffic stop and search of the commercial vehicles resulted in the apprehension of 203 illegal migrants, both males and females. All were found concealed inside the box trailers without proper ventilation  which created dangerous conditions. All 203 migrants were referred to USBP, and the case remains under further investigation.

Smuggling Case  Smuggling Case 2

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