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13 migrants found at Sierra Blanca border checkpoint hiding in cramped truck sleeper cabin

Migrants inside the sleeper cabin of a tractor-trailer at the Border Patrol checkpoint in Sierra Blanca.
U.S. Border Patrol agents at the Sierra Blanca checkpoint found 13 people being smuggled in the sleeper cabin of a tractor-trailer.

SIERRA BLANCA, Texas -- Border Patrol agents said Friday they found 13 smuggled migrants in the cramped confines of a sleeper cabin of a tractor-trailer that was inspected at the Sierra Blanca checkpoint earlier this week.

Officials said the decision to inspect the truck, which led to the discovery of the migrants, occurred after a police dog reacted suspiciously to the semi-truck.

The migrants discovered hiding in the truck were from Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala.

The driver of the truck was also taken into custody, authorities said.

“This smuggling attempt reflects what little regard for life these human smugglers have,” Big Bend Sector Chief Patrol Agent Matthew Hudak said in a statement. “Our agents’ vigilance, training, and experience were vital in detecting and apprehending these individuals and prosecuting the smuggler.”

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Jim Parker

Jim Parker is the Director of Digital Content for ABC-7.



  1. Migrants? Sounds like Illegal Aliens to me. Let’s call a spade a spade shall we Mr. Parker? You have an obligation as a “journalist” to report the news accurately. The medias CONSTANT attempt to legitimize this illegal activity is getting old.

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