FALFURRIAS, Texas (AP) — Border Patrol agents in South Texas have rescued 11 immigrants being smuggled in a closed refrigerated trailer hauling produce.
Officials on Monday announced the rescue that took place at the Falfurrias (fal-FYOO'-ree-uhs) checkpoint.
The tractor-trailer rig was being inspected Saturday when a law enforcement dog drew attention to the trailer. Border Patrol agents found 11 immigrants being smuggled in the load, with trailer interior temperatures of around 50 degrees.
The Border Patrol says the driver, who's a U.S. citizen, was arrested. Authorities did not immediately provide additional information on charges or the status of the detained immigrants.