Posted: Jun 7, 2013 4:41 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - Border Patrol agents working the Sarita checkpoint on Highway 77 found 21 immigrants locked inside a tractor trailer last night. Officials say a K9 unit alerted them to check out the truck pulling tandem trailers as agents were talking to the driver.
Authorities in Kingsville made the discovery of 20 immigrants in a similar situation on Wednesday.
The U.S. Border Patrol is concerned about these types of smuggling incidents as it starts to heat up in South Texas. As you may recall, 18 people died of heat exhaustion in May 2003 when a truck driver abandoned a trailer full of immigrants on Highway 77 near Victoria.
If you see anything suspicious, call the Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector's toll-free telephone number at 800-863-9382.
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