17 immigrants found locked inside Edinburg truck

17 immigrants found locked inside Edinburg truck

17 immigrants found locked inside Edinburg truck

More than a dozen illegal immigrants were discovered trapped inside a trailer in Texas on Sunday.

KGBT in Harlingen says police received a call from a person in Mexico who claimed their family member was locked inside a trailer located at a Flying J's gas station.

The caller said they were concerned that it was too hot for the undocumented immigrants to be inside the trailer.

Officers responded to the scene, where they found 14 men and three women locked in a trailer. Robert Rodriguez, a Public Affairs Supervisor for Border Patrol, said they are still gathering details.

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Officials said that the immigrants were from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and Romania, KRPC added. The police told media the trailer was "full of people". They were of Cuba nationality, he said.

Border Patrol is taking over the investigation.

In July, authorities discovered more than 100 undocumented immigrants packed inside a sweltering tractor-trailer in San Antonio. Ten people died of heat exhaustion in a failed human trafficking attempt.The driver of the truck, James Bradley, was charged in relation to the botched people-smuggling attempt.

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