Thirteen children were found among 76 illegal border crossers squeezed shoulder-to shoulder-into a tractor-trailer seized by border patrol agents on Friday, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol said Monday.
The driver of the tractor-trailer was a United States citizen. The driver’s name was not released, but the individual was arrested at a U.S.-Mexico border patrol checkpoint near Laredo, Texas.
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Trucks from Mexico queue as they wait to enter the United States at a border crossing point from Neuvo Laredo, Mexico to Laredo, TX. Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers
“These criminal organizations view these individuals as mere commodities without regard for their safety. The blatant disregard for human life will not be tolerated,” Laredo Sector Assistant Chief Patrol Agent Gabriel
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