Border Patrol stop human smuggling attempt at checkpoint

A US Border Patrol agent patrols north side of border wall at the edge of a sugarcane field March 30, 2016 near Progreso. photo by joel Martinez/

Border Patrol agents at the Javier Vega Jr. checkpoint in Sarita uncovered 26 undocumented immigrants in a tractor trailer, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol announced in a statement.

On Thursday, a K-9 unit at the checkpoint alerted agents as a tractor trailer made its way into the area. Upon further inspection, 26 undocumented immigrants were found within the trucks reefer unit, according to the news release.

The driver was apprehended and the immigrants placed into processing.