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60 illegal immigrants from different countries found in refrigerated produce truck

By Mason White 12:41 PM August 21, 2017
The illegals being smuggled in back of the truck
The illegals being smuggled in back of the truck
By: Tanya Clark

(Scroll down for video) Border Patrol agents announced that they have arrested a driver along with many illegal immigrants.

Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol Agents said that a K9-patrol dog alerted officers to the hidden people.

Officers discovered 60 illegal immigrants at the Falfurrias, Texas, checkpoint.

The men were locked inside a refrigerated truck. The men were unable to get out due to a padlock on the door.

The men were lying with their backs on top of produce pallets that were covered with a layer of ice. The men were wearing jackets as the temperature inside the truck was measured at 49 degrees Fahrenheit.

Authorities said that the driver is a citizen of Guatemala. He is facing federal charges of alien smuggling.

RGV Sector Chief Patrol Agent Manuel Padilla Jr. said that “criminal activity like this will also lead to serious consequences for truck drivers who engage in smuggling.”

Police found 22 men from Guatemala, 17 men from Mexico, 13 men from Salvador and eight men from Hondurans, in the back of the truck .

They all received medical attention before being processed.