105 migrants found crammed inside semi-truck in south Texas

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LAREDO, Texas (KTRK) -- State troopers recovered 105 migrants successful the backmost of a semi-truck during a postulation halt successful southbound Texas.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, troopers conducted a postulation halt connected Monday successful the borderline metropolis of Laredo. In a photograph posted by investigators, the radical is seen packed wrong the backmost of the truck.

The operator of the motortruck is present being investigated by the Department of Homeland Security.

Last month, Gov. Greg Abbott deployed much than 1,000 DPS troopers and National Guard members to the borderline arsenic portion of Operation Lone Star - an inaugural helium archetypal announced successful March aimed astatine beefing up information astatine the border.

The politician aboriginal expanded those efforts to besides tackle quality trafficking astatine the border, including a program for DPS troopers and Texas Rangers to interrogation unaccompanied minors that transverse the borderline to place imaginable quality trafficking victims.

The Texas Tribune contributed to this report.

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