Laredo Sector Border Patrol rescues 12 undocumented immigrants

Published: Jul. 26, 2017 at 7:34 PM CDT
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The Laredo Sector Border Patrol rescued 12 undocumented immigrants from a sweltering tractor-trailer.

The incident happened on Sunday over at the Border Patrol Checkpoint on I-35.

Border Patrol agents questioned the driver his immigration status and referred him to secondary inspection.

Upon further inspection, agents discovered 12 illegal immigrants concealed inside the trailer.

The temperature of the trailer was registered at 109 degrees at the time of the discovery.

The undocumented immigrants were evaluated by Border Patrol. The 12 immigrants were determined to be from Honduras and Guatemala.

The driver was a U.S. citizen and was arrested by officials.