U.S. Border Patrol agents find missing girl hidden in tractor-trailer at Texas checkpoint

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Interstate 35 Checkpoint
Agents with the Laredo Sector of the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol found a missing girl hidden in a tractor-trailer at an interstate checkpoint. (Courtesy: U.S. Customs and Border Patrol)

LAREDO, Texas — A missing girl was found hidden inside a tractor-trailer at the Interstate 35 checkpoint by officers of the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), according to an Aug. 28 Facebook post by CBP’s Laredo Sector.

The unidentified juvenile was initially reported missing from Odessa, Texas, more than 400 miles north of the checkpoint. It is not clear how long the girl had been missing.

The driver and juvenile were taken into custody by the Webb County Sheriff’s Office. No additional information is available at this time.

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