Border Patrol agents find 35 undocumented immigrants inside sweltering trailer

Border Patrol agents foil human smuggling attempt
Border Patrol agents foil human smuggling attempt(Border Patrol)
Published: Jul. 14, 2020 at 4:30 PM CDT
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LAREDO, Tex. (KGNS) -Border Patrol agents find nearly three dozen undocumented immigrants inside a tractor-trailer during an alleged human smuggling attempt.

The incident happened on July 13th when agents at the Highway 83 checkpoint encountered a white tractor-trailer at the primary inspection lane.

When agents searched the trailer, they found 35 individuals who were illegally present in the U.S.

Agents say the individuals were believed to be from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.

During the time of the inspection, the inside trailer temperature was recorded at 126.1 degrees Fahrenheit at the time the individuals were discovered.  All were evaluated and offered medical attention by a Border Patrol emergency medical technician.  All subjects were placed under arrest and turned over to Homeland Security.

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