Two semi trucks smuggling a total of 114 illegal immigrants were uncovered at the Laredo checkpoint on Sunday.
The incident occurred on September 23rd and 24th at 9:30 p.m. and 2:30 a.m. in Laredo, Texas.
According to Fox San Antonio, at around 9:30 p.m., agents were investigating the immigration status of one of the passengers in a semi truck when they decided to inspect the truck. Agents then discovered 65 undocumented immigrants inside the poorly ventilated trailer in temperatures of 90 degrees. All were in good health but were promptly removed and taken into custody.
Then, at around 2:30 a.m. a semi truck was directed to secondary inspection during which agents found 49 illegal immigrants inside the refrigerated trailer, which was 59 degrees at the time of the discovery. Those illegal immigrants were also found to be in good health and taken into custody.
The identities and current status of the truck drivers involved have not been released.