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Police in South Texas Discover 18-Wheeler Smuggling Over 80 Undocumented Immigrants

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Dozens of undocumented immigrants were found inside the trailer of an 18-wheeler truck Tuesday night in South Texas, less than 50 miles from the border with Mexico. The Raymondville Police Department confirmed to CBS News that at least 80 people were found in the trailer. 

KGBT reported that the truck was loaded with undocumented immigrants, many of them dehydrated, according to police and emergency services at the scene.

Police had tailed the truck from the border town of Donna after getting reports it might be carrying immigrants. The immigrants were from Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Mexico and Nicaragua, U.S. Customs and Border protection said in a statement .

Two suspected smugglers were arrested.

 

 

 

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