Tractor trailer smuggling attempt dismantled

FALFURRIAS — Border Patrol agents discovered 14 migrants in a tractor trailer Tuesday at the Falfurrias Checkpoint.

A K9 alerted its handler to the trailer while the vehicle was in the primary inspection lane, according to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection news release.

The migrants, who were from Mexico and Guatemala, were concealed within the cargo.

The driver and passenger, both U.S. citizens, were arrested.

Tuesday’s discovery comes on the heels of Saturday’s apprehension of a total of 12 migrants found in two separate trailers.