Border Patrol finds 14 immigrants in grain hauler

Undocumented immigrants uninjured

Courtesy: U.S. Customs and Border Patrol

FALFURRIAS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents found 14 people Monday morning hiding in a grain hauler.

The discovery was made at the Falfurrias checkpoint.

Below is the news release from Border Patrol:

The discovery was made when the vehicle was referred for secondary inspection following a canine alert. Rather than pull into secondary as directed, the driver, a United States citizen, continued driving north in an attempt to avoid the inspection. The tractor-trailer eventually stopped and the driver was taken into custody. Agents found 14 immigrants sitting at the bottom of the hauler, covered by a tarp. The undocumented immigrants were offered medical attention, to which they declined.

The driver was arrested and referred for prosecution. The immigrants will be processed accordingly.


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