Federal agents discovered 23 individuals hidden inside a grain hopper train car as they dangerously attempted to further their entry into the United States. The discovery was in Bruni, Texas.
During the very early morning of August 29, 2020 a railroad company notified agents about several individuals illegally traveling on a cargo train.
Agents coordinated efforts with the railroad company to safely inspect the train. Agents located 23 individuals in a grain hopper train car and noticed that none were wearing any personal protective equipment in close quarters . The individuals included two U.S. citizen juveniles and 21 others determined to be in the United States illegally from the countries of Mexico, Honduras, Ecuador, Cuba, and Guatemala.
All were taken into custody by the U.S. Border Patrol pending prosecution.