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Willacy County trooper finds mass of smuggled immigrants in truck

from The Associated Press via Houston Public Media

A South Texas sheriff says the discovery of 86 immigrants in the back of a tractor-trailer represents one of the largest cases of human trafficking he’s encountered in more than 30 years. Willacy County Sheriff Larry Spence told The Monitor Wednesday that some inside the trailer punched a hole in the roof to escape when the rig was pulled over. The U.S. Border Patrol says a Texas trooper stopped the tractor-trailer late Tuesday near Raymondville, about 40 miles from the border, following a call about suspicious activity. more

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