17 people found locked inside tractor-trailer in RGV, report says

Police in Edinberg, Texas, were able to save everyone found trapped inside a tractor-trailer.

Officers made the discovery around noon Sunday after a relative called police and alerted them to the immigrants’ location, according to KRGV.

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Police said the relative called from Mexico and said a loved one along with dozens of other victims was locked inside the trailer parked at the Flying J gas station.

Officers started knocking on trailers in the parking lot until they heard someone knock back.

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Source: KSAT News

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