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US Arizona Border Patrol finds 30 migrants hidden in semitrailer

02:35  30 october  2019
02:35  30 october  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

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Border Patrol agents discovered 30 migrants , including an unaccompanied minor, in the back of a semitrailer Saturday night at an Arizona checkpoint During the inspection, agents found 29 illegals from Mexico and one from Ecuador hidden in the back of the truck. The 30 foreign nationals were

The Border Patrol discovered 30 migrants , including an unaccompanied minor, locked in the back of a semitrailer on Saturday at a checkpoint in southern Arizona near the U.S.-Mexico border . The discovery is the latest in a series of incidents in recent months involving migrants found hidden in

Border Patrol agents discovered 30 migrants, including an unaccompanied minor, in the back of a semitrailer Saturday night at an Arizona checkpoint around 25 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border.

In this file photo, a U.S. Border Patrol agent stands near a crossing to Mexico at the San Ysidro port of entry along the U.S.-Mexico border near San Diego.© Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images

In this file photo, a U.S. Border Patrol agent stands near a crossing to Mexico at the San Ysidro port of entry along the U.S.-Mexico border near San Diego.

Tuscon agents referred the truck for a secondary inspection after a Border Patrol dog alerted to the vehicle. During the inspection, agents found 29 illegals from Mexico and one from Ecuador hidden in the back of the truck.

The 30 foreign nationals were arrested and will be processed for immigration violations. The driver and a passenger were arrested and will face human smuggling violations.

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AMADO, AZ — U.S. Border Patrol agents say they located 30 illegal aliens being smuggled by semitrailer Saturday night near Amado, south of Tucson. The Border Patrol says Tucson sector agents referred a semitrailer for a second inspection after a canine alerted to the vehicle Saturday

(AP) - Border Patrol officials say 30 immigrants have been found alive in a locked semitrailer in southern Arizona . They say agents at the Interstate During the inspection, agents say 29 residents of Mexico and one from Ecuador were found hidden inside the trailer . Border Patrol officials say the

A Border Patrol agent, Joe Curran, stressed the danger these kinds of situations pose. “They’re all locked in the back with no way out, surrounded by other cargo being shipped,” he told Fox News. “It’s a super-hazardous situation for everyone involved.” He said the Border Patrol has seen these kinds of situations for a long time, but they’ve ramped up their efforts to detect them due to their potentially life-threatening nature.

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– U.S. Border Patrol agents at the Interstate 19 Immigration Checkpoint near Amado arrested two U.S. citizens for smuggling 30 illegal aliens by semitrailer Saturday night. During the inspection, agents found 29 individuals from Mexico and one from Ecuador, including an unaccompanied minor, hidden

Border Patrol officials say 30 immigrants have been found alive in a locked semitrailer in southern Arizona . During the inspection, agents say 29 residents of Mexico and one from Ecuador were found hidden inside the trailer . Border Patrol officials say the 30 immigrants were being processed for

In 2017, 10 migrants attempting to enter the U.S. baked to death in a sweltering trailer in Texas. The truck’s refrigeration system did not work and the ventilation holes were clogged.

Curran said they’ve seen an “acute uptick” in human smuggling operations of late. “This is the second instance of 30 people in the last two weeks.”

On Oct. 16, 32 migrants were found hiding in the back of a semitrailer, according to AZ Central. The migrants were found via X-ray detection. The area where the migrants were hiding was 47 degrees at the time they were found, officials said.

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In response, the Department of Homeland Security has launched “Operation Safeguard” to make both the general public and the trucking industry aware of the life-threatening dangers of human smuggling using commercial trucks.

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On Tuesday, border officials sounded the alarm over a surge in hard drugs, weapons and gang members caught coming into the U.S. from Mexico. In Fiscal Year 2019, 16,000 criminal illegal aliens were caught.

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