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60+ migrants, including 3 convicted felons, discovered behind false wall inside rig


More than 60 migrants were discovered crammed behind a false wall inside of a truck in Texas earlier this week. 

The migrants were discovered on Tuesday, November 9th in El Paso, Texas. 

According to KTSM, agents discovered the migrants when the truck pulled up to the Alpine Border Patrol station for an inspection. As agents investigated the rig, they noticed two wooden walls drilled into metal brackets in the trailer of the truck. The agents  took apart the walls only to discover more than 40 Mexican nationals, multiple migrants from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, and even four minors under 13 years old. 

Upon further investigation, agents discovered that three of these migrants had been previously removed from the United States after being convicted of felonies including rape, possession with intent to distribute narcotics and crimes involving moral turpitude.

The unnamed truck driver is federal charges for transportation of unauthorized migrants.


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