Texas police were shocked to find 39 illegal aliens abandoned in a semi-trailer after being smuggled into the United States. A deputy’s chest-cam caught the shocking footage as the cops helped them out of the trailer.
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On Sept. 18, deputies with the Frio County Sheriff’s Department and agents with the U.S. Border Patrol responded to a 911 call from someone who said they saw several people exiting a tractor-trailer parked at a convenience store in Frio County, southwest of San Antonio.
When authorities arrived, they found 39 undocumented immigrants, including 28 men, seven women and four children, from Guatemala, El Salvador and Mexico, officials said.
“Very heartbreaking. The youngest that was in there was a 13-year-old little boy. As soon as he jumped out of the trailer he said, ‘Thank you so much. Thank you for saving us,'” said Frio County Sheriff’s Deputy Aaron Ramirez.”We see hands sticking out of a little rear door on the trailer,” said Frio County Sheriff’s Sgt. Jerry Reyna.
The officers tell NBC 5 the trailer was a refrigerated unit, but it was not working properly, and temperatures were well above 100 degrees inside.
“There was a little siding in that trailer, where you could tell they were trying to make a hole to get some air,” Ramirez said.
The accused smuggler, 33-year-old Drew Christopher Potter is in federal custody and faces 10 years in prison and a huge fine:
Pretty awful. And it makes one wonder just what kind of security we have at the border where a trailer full of illegals can cross into America.
It doesn’t matter how big a wall we built if we’re allowing any trailer to waltz in unchecked with dozens of illegals.