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Nearly 90 illegal immigrants discovered inside Texas-bound semi truck


Almost 90 illegal immigrants were found inside of a semi truck at the Texas Mexico border earlier this week. 

The incident happened at the Laredo, Texas border checkpoint. 

According to LMT Online, the semi truck arrived at the highway 83 checkpoint and went through a routine inspection, during which a k9 officer alerted to the presence of possible contraband inside of the rig. 

The semi truck was then referred to secondary inspection, where nearly 90 people attempting to come into the country illegally were discovered. The individuals hailed from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

The truck driver was taken into custody. 

“Human smugglers continue to have no regard for the safety and health of the people they exploit as they are treated like a commodity for profit,” Border Patrol said in a statement. “Laredo Sector agents focus on the agency’s enduring mission priorities of countering terrorism, combatting transnational crime, securing the border, facilitating lawful trade, protecting revenue, and facilitating lawful travel.”


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