Garrison, Texas (KETK) – The deaths of illegal immigrants packed into a big rig in San Antonio this week made headlines across the country.
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Turns out, there was a similar discovery here in East Texas.
What started off as a routine traffic stop turned into something much bigger,when 17 illegal immigrants were detained by Garrison police on Tuesday.
Garrison Police Chief Tim Barton was in the process of handling another traffic violation when he saw the SUV pass by.
He quickly finished the traffic stop and began his pursuit.
Chief Barton pulled the SUV over across the Attoyac River, just past the Shelby County line.
“Upon making contact with the driver I noticed that he was extremely nervous and I could see
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