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Human smuggling incident?
LIVE: Several dozen people were found in a tractor trailer in the 8400 block of Laurelcrest Place. We have a crew on scene waiting for more information.STORY: https://www.ksat.com/news/authorities-investigating-possible-human-smuggling-incident-in-north-side-neighborhoodPosted by KSAT 12 & KSAT.com on Tuesday, June 12, 2018
DOZENS OF PEOPLE FOUND IN TRACTOR TRAILER: We have two crews working to gather more information on this incident in the 8400 block of Laurelcrest. STORY: https://www.ksat.com/news/authorities-investigating-possible-human-smuggling-incident-in-north-side-neighborhoodPosted by KSAT 12 & KSAT.com on Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Texas and U.S. law enforcement officials in San Antonio, Texas, found a group of illegal immigrants being smuggled in the back of a tractor-trailer. Human smugglers transported the migrants in an air-conditioned trailer which prevented any serious injury or illness.
Law enforcement officers from several agencies responded to a call Tuesday night about a group of people suspected of illegally entering the U.S. When the police arrived, they found 55 suspected illegal immigrants in and around a refrigerated tractor-trailer, KSAT ABC12 reported. The incident occurred on the city’s north side, near the Interstate 410 Loop and Broadway.
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Agents from Homeland Security Investigations are looking into the failed smuggling attempt, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesperson Nina Pruneda told the ABC affiliate. She did not provide any additional details about the situation.
In addition to the large law enforcement presence, at least 10 fire units also arrived on the scene to provide assistance.
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San Antonio Fire Department Chief Charles Hood told reporters that because of the fact that the trailer was air conditioned and the smugglers provided water for the migrants, they only had to treat five people for minor injuries. He said none of the migrants suffered heat stroke or any other heat-related illness.
KSAT posted video filmed live from the scene as officers processed the migrants and the crime scene.
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The San Antonio Fire Department transported the five injured migrants to a local hospital for treatment of their minor injuries. ICE agents processed the 50 remaining migrants and transported them to a detention center where background investigations will be carried out. The migrants could face criminal charges for immigration violations and the children found in the trailer could be removed from their parents under new Trump Administration policies aimed at reducing the risk to the children. An exact count on the number of minors found...
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