On October 3, 2020 human smugglers hid undocumented immigrants in the hidden compartment of a pick-up truck in Laredo, Texas.
U.S. Border Patrol agents were patrolling a checkpoint when a pickup truck approached.
During the immigration inspection of the driver and front seat passenger, a canine alerted agents to the rear of the pickup. A compartment was found in the cargo bed area of the vehicle and upon opening the compartment, agents discovered two individuals hidden inside.
The temperature inside the compartment was recorded as being 124 degrees Fahrenheit. The two men were medically evaluated, but were not in need of medical attention.
They were determined to be illegally in the United States from the countries of Mexico and El Salvador. They were placed under arrest, along with the driver and front seat passenger pending further investigation. The vehicle was seized by the U.S. Border Patrol.