Homeland Security investigating after 4 men in country illegally detained during traffic stop

SAN ANTONIO – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security detained four men from Brazil and Mexico, who it said are in the country illegally, after they were found hiding in a livestock trailer during a traffic stop.

The incident started when a police officer with the East Central Independent School District pulled over a truck pulling the livestock trailer at the intersection of New Sulphur Springs and Foster roads.

A spokesperson with Immigration and Customs Enforcement said the men were hiding inside a small compartment in the trailer.

Special agents with Homeland Security Investigations are handing the case.