76 undocumented immigrants, including 13 kids, found in tractor-trailer at Texas checkpoint

Seventy-six undocumented immigrants, including 13 children, were found inside a tractor-trailer near Laredo, Texas.

An American was arrested after trying to smuggle 76 undocumented immigrants, including 13 children, across a checkpoint in Texas Friday, federal officials said.

The immigrants from Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala were found in “good health” inside a tractor-trailer on Highway 83 near Laredo, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a press release.

The driver — whose identity wasn’t released — was questioned about his immigration status before he was arrested, CBP said.

The agency has previously reported about the attempted smuggling of undocumented immigrants to the United States in tractor-trailers.

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