17 immigrants found locked inside Edinburg truck

17 immigrants found locked inside Edinburg truck

17 immigrants found locked inside Edinburg truck

A group of 17 undocumented immigrants were found inside a tractor-trailer Sunday at the Flying J gas station in Edinburg, according to Edinburg police.

We do not know the condition of the people who were found inside the vehicle.

Temperatures in Edinburg reached 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius) on Sunday.

A male and female of Cuban nationality who were in charge of the tractor-trailer were detained, police said.

The Edinburg Police Department confirmed that 17 immigrants were in the back of the trailer, KRPC reported.

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Officers went to the truck stop and knocked on trailers that were parked at the truck stop until they got a response.

The immigrants were from various other countries, including Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvator and Romania, according to Trevino.

Edinburg police told Eyewitness News the trailer was "full of people", but was unable to give us an exact number.

The trailer was discovered just a month after ten people were found dead in the back of a tractor-trailer in a Walmart parking lot in San Antonio as part of what investigators called a botched smuggling mission.

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