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Sixteen migrants found locked in 50 degree reefer trailer at I-19 checkpoint


A U.S.-based truck driver is facing multiple charges after more than a dozen people were discovered inside of a refrigerated trailer he was was hauling at a Border Patrol I-19 checkpoint.

On Thursday, May 29, a semi truck hauling a refrigerated trailer passed through an I-19 Immigration Checkpoint near Tubac, Arizona.

Tucson Sector U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents discovered 16 migrants inside the trailer after a canine unit alerted to the vehicle.

“It was set to 50 degrees and locked with no means of escape. The U.S. citizen driver faces criminal charges,” said John R. Modlin, Chief Patrol Agent of CBP’s Tucson Sector.


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