The driver of a tractor-trailer transporting 76 immigrants last week is in custody, according to authorities. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
Dozens of illegal immigrants were discovered stashed away in the back of a tractor-trailer in Texas last week, according to authorities.
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The semi transporting 76 immigrants was stopped on Friday at a checkpoint on U.S. 83, north of Laredo in South Texas, U.S. Border patrol said in a statement on Monday. The driver of the vehicle, who authorities say is now in custody, was questioned about his immigration status and it was determined he is a U.S. citizen.
Authorities found the immigrants inside the trailer while the rig underwent further inspection. The vehicle has been seized.
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