Fifty-four suspected smuggled aliens were rescued in Texas on Tuesday night after being discovered inside a tractor-trailer; one of those was hospitalized.
At about 8:30 p.m. local time, special agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) responded to a call from a law enforcement agency requesting assistance on a possible human smuggling venture. HSI special agents responded to a location in San Antonio near Highway 410 and Broadway. At the location, HSI discovered 54 suspected smuggled illegal aliens inside a tractor-trailer. They included men, women and minors from the four countries of Brazil, El Salvador, Guatemala and Mexico.
Medical assistance was provided to everyone on scene, including five who were transported to local hospitals. Of the five, four were treated and released; one remained in the hospital.