- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 22, 2014

EAGLE PASS, Texas (AP) - Federal agents say they have found six men hidden in a pickup truck fuel tank at an immigration checkpoint in South Texas.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection authorities said Tuesday that the men were found last week in a 2007 Dodge flatbed truck traveling from Mexico to Eagle Pass. The truck was searched after a police dog alerted authorities. The men were found in the truck’s diesel auxiliary tank.

The men are between 19 and 50 years old. Three are from Mexico, two are from El Salvador and one is from Guatemala. Authorities say they will be processed for deportation.

The 52-year-old driver from San Antonio was arrested on a smuggling charge. His name hasn’t been released.

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