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Laredo Sector Border Patrol Agents with the Assistance of Canine Timmy Discover Undocumented Individuals Sealed Inside a Grain Hopper Railcar

All were safely removed from the railcar and were medically screened before being transported to the Hebbronville Station for processing.

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents with the assistance of Canine Timmy discover undocumented individuals sealed inside a grain hopper railcar near Hebbronville, Texas.

On October 10, Canine Timmy and his handler, were working their assigned duties, inspecting an eastbound train in Hebbronville, Texas. As they walked alongside the train, K9 Timmy alerted to possible concealed human/narcotics inside a grain hopper. Border Patrol agents climbed onboard the train and discovered a total of 13 undocumented individuals trapped inside in a sealed grain hopper railcar, with no means of escape. All were safely removed from the railcar and were medically screened before being transported to the Hebbronville Station for processing.

Record checks revealed that the individuals were from the countries of Mexico and Guatemala and all were processed accordingly.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection welcomes assistance from the community. Citizens are encouraged to report suspicious activity to the U.S. Border Patrol while remaining anonymous by calling 1-800-343-1994.

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