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Jul 3, 2014 1:08 PM

Border Patrol Finds 15 Immigrants in Tractor Trailer

FALFURRIAS - More than a dozen illegal immigrants were discovered at the Falfurrias checkpoint hidden inside a tractor trailer.

The big rig was going through a routine inspection this morning when 11 people were found hidden between pallets loaded with carrots.

Another four people were found hiding in the sleeper area of the cab, including two people crammed into a tiny coat closet, and another underneath the cab's bed.

Border Patrol agents say there was no circulating air where the people were found and most of them were covered with sweat.

The majority of the immigrants are from Mexico.

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