An unidentified American driver of a tractor-trailer was arrested in Texas after border agents discovered 53 illegal immigrants hidden inside of his truck, according to Fox News. The 53 individuals were found after the vehicle pulled up to a checkpoint north of Laredo, according to a statement by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
The agents noted that their canine alerted them to the odors that came from inside the trailer during a routine inspection of the vehicle. It was also noted that once the trailer was opened by the agents, they recorded extremely hot temperatures coming from the trailer that exceeded 100 degrees.
After CBP arrested the driver and all 53 of the illegal immigrants they then seized the vehicle. The case is currently being handled by Homeland Security Investigations and they are calling the incident “an attempt to smuggle humans.”