Seventeen undocumented immigrants were discovered on Sunday (Aug. 13) locked inside a tractor-trailer parked at a truck stop in Edinburg, Texas, according to Edinburg Police Chief David White. KRGV reports 17 people were inside the trailer at the Flying J in Edinburg.
A family member of one of the people inside the trailer called the police to report that a relative was trapped inside a trailer and it began to get too hot.
The immigrants originated from a range of countries, including Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and Romania, White said.
The find comes about a month after three dozen people were found in a tractor-trailer in San Antonio at a Walmart parking lot.
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According to an NBC affiliate, a man and woman who were in charge of the trailer were detained.
The immigrants were discovered in a trailer in Edinburg.
A male and female of Cuban nationality who were accountable for the tractor-trailer were kept, police said. Robert Rodriguez, a Public Affairs Supervisor for Border Patrol, said they are as yet assembling points of interest.
No further details were available at this time.