19 immigrants found in cold tractor-trailer at Falfurrias Border Patrol checkpoint

Temperature inside trailer was 46 degrees, Border Patrol officials say

FALFURRIAS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents found 19 immigrants who were being smuggled in a cold tractor-trailer, officials said. 

Agents at the Falfurrias checkpoint were conducting immigration inspections early Friday when a tractor-trailer being driven by a U.S. citizen approached the primary inspection lane. 

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Upon investigation, agents discovered the immigrants concealed within the cargo, officials said. 

The temperature inside the trailer at the time was 46.7 degrees, officials said.

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The immigrants, who were from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, declined medical attention, officials said.

The driver was arrested.

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