At least 17 immigrants found inside a trailer in Texas

Danny Woods
August 14, 2017

Police discovered more than a dozen immigrants in the back of a tractor-trailer in South Texas after receiving a call for help allegedly from one of their relatives.

The immigrants were discovered in a trailer in Edinburg.

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

Officers responded to the scene, where they found 14 men and three women locked in a trailer.

The immigrants were found in a trailer in Edinburg and their conditions weren't immediately known, ABC13 reports.

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Police say the owner of the trailer is from Cuba, and the immigrants inside were from Romania, Guatemala and Mexico.

A family member of one of the people inside the trailer called the police to report that a relative was trapped inside a trailer and it began to get too hot.

Other details about the incident were not released. Ten people died of heat exhaustion in a failed human trafficking attempt.The driver of the truck, James Bradley, was charged in relation to the botched people-smuggling attempt.

Two people in charge of the trailer were detained, White said.

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