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