by: Nolan Hicks and Robert Eckhart, Austin American-Statesman Updated: Jul 25, 2017 – 1:47 PM
SAN ANTONIO – Immigrants who survived a trip inside a big rig in which eight people were found dead in San Antonio this weekend told police as many as 180 to 200 people had been in the trailer at some point during the trip, according to court documents.
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A criminal complaint filed Monday against James Mathew Bradley Jr. also outlines the danger and cost of crossing the Texas-Mexico border illegally, including an expensive river crossing and protection payments to men with alleged ties to the notorious Zetas drug cartel.
When authorities found the vehicle on the southwest side of San Antonio on Sunday, there were 39 people inside, including the
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