Seventeen undocumented immigrants were found on Sunday locked inside an 18-wheeler at a rest stop in Edinburg, Texas.
Officers arrived at the scene after a caller from Mexico reported that their relative and several others were trapped inside the truck at a Flying J Travel Plaza gas station near the U.S.-Mexico border, CNN reports.
According to Edinburg Police Chief, David White, when the officers arrived at the scene, they were shocked to find fourteen men and three women in the back of the vehicle, who originated from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and Romania. While all seventeen people were found alive, their conditions are still unknown. A man and a woman, both of Cuban nationals, were detained in connection with the incident.
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Just last month, eight people were found dead and 30 other were suffering from serious dehydration in the back of a sweltering tractor in a Walmart parking lot in San Antonio. The suspect, James Matthew Bradley Jr., 60, of Clearwater, Fla. could face life in prison or the death penalty if convicted of human trafficking and manslaughter