LAREDO, Tx. (WRIC/CNN) — 36 immigrants were found trapped in a hidden compartment inside a dump truck that appeared to be hauling gravel after an anonymous tip led police to Lardeo, Texas.
Officers received a tip that people were concealed in a compartment inside the vehicle.
Laredo Police spokesman Officer Emanuel Diaz said investigators and rescuers responded to the impound lot and heard banging from inside the truck.
Customs and Border Protection South Texas shared photos of the truck and the migrants on Twitter, stating that the migrants inside had “no means of escape.”
The migrants are now in custody of Homeland Security Investigations.