Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents found a group of 75 migrants locked inside a refrigerated tractor-trailer rig at an immigration checkpoint near the Texas-Mexico border. The migrants locked inside the 58-degree trailer included a four-year-old child.
Agents assigned to the Falfurrias Immigration Checkpoint on U.S. Highway 281, approximately 80 miles from the border, observed a tractor-trailer approaching for inspection on October 27, according to information obtained from Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol officials. During the initial interview, a Border Patrol K-9 alerted to an odor coming from the trailer it is trained to detect.
The agents had the driver move the rig to a secondary inspection station. The agents opened the locked door of the refrigerated trailer and found a group of 75 migrants shivering inside.