Thirty-four illegal aliens were dumped by an 18 wheeler at a truckstop near Dallas on Sunday evening.
when the police got there they saw “several undocumented immigrants walking in the parking lot and on the roadway near the business.”
CBS Local reported:
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Thirty-four people believed to be undocumented immigrants from Mexico and/or Honduras, including three juveniles, were dropped off at the Truck and Travel Truckstop shortly after 6:30 p.m. Sunday according to Weatherford Police.
Police say they got a phone call saying an 18-wheeler box truck stopped there and unloaded the nearly three dozen people from the back of the trailer.
When officers got there they say they found “several undocumented immigrants walking in the parking lot and on the roadway near the business.”
Police say officers were able to locate most if not all of the individuals that came from inside the trailer and subsequently detained them.
Weatherford Police contacted officials with the Immigration and Naturalization Service who were able to verify the subjects had been illegally smuggled into the U.S. and dropped off in Weatherford.
Police say some of the immigrants told them they paid someone to smuggle them into the U.S. at the El Paso/Juarez border. They were then held temporarily at a house in El Paso. The smuggler then contracted with a truck driver to drive the immigrants from El Paso to Dallas, according to Police.
But the truck driver decided to stop in Weatherford to unload all of the immigrants.
Police say all of the individuals were tired, hot and hungry. They had apparently been traveling in the rear of the hot trailer the entire day.