- Associated Press - Saturday, September 19, 2015

MOORE, Texas (AP) - Authorities have discovered 30-plus people in the country illegally who were locked inside a sweltering 18-wheeler parked at a truck stop south of San Antonio.

The San Antonio Express News reports (https://bit.ly/1F8nuem ) that the Frio County Sheriff’s Office found the truck Friday afternoon.

Deputies were responding to a call about people trapped inside a tractor-trailer near a gas station at Highway 57 and Interstate 35.

They found 37 people in Moore, about 40 miles southwest of San Antonio.

Border Patrol agents from the Laredo sector helped detain those who had been in the trailer around 4 p.m. It was unclear how long they’d been in the trailer with afternoon temperatures in the mid-90s.

Some were treated for dehydration, though no severe injuries were reported.


Information from: San Antonio Express-News, https://www.mysanantonio.com

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