In over 100 degree temperatures, the Texas Border Patrol caught over 30 illegal immigrants stuffed in a U-Haul.
According to FOX News:
Texas Border Patrol agents busted yet another human smuggling operation, this time involving 33 illegal immigrants packed inside a 100-degree U-Haul van with zero ventilation.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents made the discovery over the weekend outside a McDonald’s restaurant in the west Texas town of Van Horn.
The immigrants inside the U-Haul truck were suffering from heat-related maladies and around a dozen needed medical treatment, but none died, according to a local station.
According to KVIA, some people were treated for dehydration, and at least a dozen people needed to be hospitalized. Based on border patrol agents, none of the unauthorized immigrants died.
Sean McGoffin, the Border Patrol’s Big Bend Sector Chief, told a local news station, “Had our heroic agents not been able to free these trapped undocumented migrants, we could have seen 33 miserable deaths in this event.”
“Smugglers do to care what type of misery they put people through as they take their money.”
Agents discovered another U-Haul truck transporting 27 illegal immigrants into the nation in Big Bend less than a week ago.
U-spokeswoman Haul’s told Fox that the company would not comment on the situation, “We tend to let law enforcement speak to any criminal activity where our equipment may be involved.”
It’s difficult to understand how so many individuals (all of whom appear to be men) could fit into a U-Haul truck:
It would be interesting to know, where these people were heading and who funded this.