Border Patrol agents rescue 6 people from trunk, tractor-trailer

Rescue happened at Falfurrias checkpoint

FALFURRIAS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents rescued six people Tuesday evening from a trunk and tractor-trailer in separate incidents at the Falfurrias checkpoint.

Border Patrol officials said a driver of a Chevy Malibu became nervous when an agent asked the driver to open the trunk of the car. Two illegal immigrants were locked inside the trunk, where the temperature was 101 degrees, officials said.

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

In a separate incident, four illegal immigrants were found under the bed of the storage compartment during a secondary inspection of a tractor-trailer. A K-9 alerted agents to the immigrants, officials said.

The driver, a Mexican national, was arrested.