20 migrants rescued after smuggler abandons them inside box truck, CBP says


Credit: Customs and Border Protection

Edinburg, Texas (KVEO)—A total of 20 migrants were rescued from a box truck in the city of McAllen on Thursday afternoon.

Weslaco East softball player suffers concussion, blacks out, then allowed to drive herself home

According to a news release, the Weslaco Border Patrol Station received a call for assistance by Texas Department of Public Safety troopers regarding the abandonment of suspected noncitizens inside a box truck in a motel parking lot.

EXCLUSIVE: County judge to mobilize crews, won’t wait for feds to fix levees breached for border wall, source says

20 migrants were rescued from a box truck in the city of McAllen. Credit: Customs and Border Protection

The troopers rescued the 20 migrants from the vehicle. The outside temperature was over 90 degrees, according to the news release.

The driver abandoned the vehicle an hour prior to the rescue. The migrants were from Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, and the Dominican Republic.

The migrants were medically evaluated and transported to a Border Patrol station for processing. 

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

More Throwback Thursday