Thirty-nine illegal immigrants found hiding in tractor trailer
Aug 10, 2012 at 8:56 PM CST
Aug 10, 2012
Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Laredo North station apprehended 39 illegal immigrants Wednesday night.
Agents working at the immigration checkpoint located on Interstate Highway 35 north of Laredo discovered the group in the trailer of an 18-wheeler after a Border Patrol canine alerted toward the vehicle.
All the subjects seemed to be sweating profusely from the lack of ventilation in the trailer. All subjects were rescued in time and refused additional medical attention. Agents determined that all of them were citizens of Mexico without proper documentation for entry into the United States.
The case has been turned over to Homeland Security Investigations.