Border Patrol agents found 20 undocumented immigrants inside a tractor trailer at the Sierra Blanca I-10 checkpoint Monday morning, a spokesperson for the federal agency’s Big Bend sector said.
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The immigrants, reportedly from Mexico, El Salvador and Guatemala, were found to be in good condition, health-wise, and did not require medical attention, the spokesperson said.
Jail records identify the driver of the 18-wheeler as Irving Hernandez, a U.S. citizen.
Homeland Security agents took Hernandez into custody and charged with alien smuggling.
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