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33 migrants found near death crammed into U-Haul in Van Horn

VAN HORN, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents detailed late Tuesday how they uncovered a human smuggling operation in Van Horn and rescued over 30 migrants "who were close to perishing due to excessive heat."

Agents, acting on a tip last Thursday night, found a locked U-Haul truck near the McDonald's restaurant in Van Horn and during a search discovered 33 people crammed into the cargo space with no fresh air as the temperature hovered near 100 degrees.

Officials said all the migrants suffered from various heat-related illness; some were treated for simple dehydration - while at least a dozen required hospitalization. Fortunately, agents said, none of the migrants died.

“Had our heroic agents not been able to free these trapped undocumented migrants, we could have seen 33 miserable deaths in this event,” said the Border Patrol's Big Bend Sector Chief Sean McGoffin. “Smugglers do not care what type of misery they put people through as they take their money.”

Homeland Security investigators were working to identify the smugglers for prosecution.

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Jim Parker

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

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      1. Hey nitwit this is not about Trump anymore. Ir’s about Biden. It’s his watch. You and your buddy psycho Alberto have the worse case of TDS in El Paso. BTW – Trump never openly invited the illegals to come to the U.S. and maintained his position on the border wall/security. You’re drinking way too much leftist koolaid. It’s obvious you voted for Biden. He is your President. LMAO.

  1. Another example of what Republican opposition to overhaul of the immigration system causes, aids and abets. There will be more. Many will succeed and come into the country without us knowing who they are. Thanks to Moscow Mitch and his treasonous henchmen.

    1. Wrong. This is dementia Joe’s and the Demoturds problem. He opened the border and invited them here. Place blame where it rightfully belongs. It’s all Biden’s fault!

      1. Nope. You’re lying. I could post links to multiple articles where the opposite has been said and/or done. But I assume you have a web browser that searches for things other than Qanon diatribe.

        1. Steve is so full of crap as usual. QAnon? QAnon is a myth. Just like Antifa. Put your money where your mouth is nitwit. Post the links or aka fake news. You spend too much time on leftist media news sites.

      1. You don’t know the definition of traitor. Grab a fresh copy of the constitution, not yours where you blacked out sections you don’t like.

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