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Border Patrol Agents find 49 immigrants stashed in tractor trailer

Photo: U.S Customs and Border Protection

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — As the Border Patrol deals with thousands of immigrants under the International Bridge in Del Rio, smugglers are still trying to sneak more in to the U.S.

49 undocumented immigrants were found stashed in a trailer late last week.

They were discovered by agents in Sierra Blanca during a traffic stop in I-10.

A K-9 alerted agents that there were people in the trailer.

When they opened up the doors, they found the immigrants. They were from Mexico, Peru, Brazil, El Salvador, Guatemala and Ecuador.

Photo: U.S Customs and Border Protection

The driver was a visa holder and has been turned over to Homeland Security.

The immigrants were medically evaluated and processed.


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