Dozens of illegal aliens were found hiding within a dump truck pulled over simply by police in Texas on Tuesday, authorities say.
The suspicious vehicle was stopped on I-35 by Texas Department of Public Safety (TxDPS) troopers in Cotulla, a little city in La Salle County.
Video footage and photographs of the bust were published on social media by Lt. Chris Olivarez, spokesman for TxDPS in the Southern Texas Region.
“ The driver attempted to smuggle 60+ illegal immigrants concealed inside a dump truck, ” Lt. Olivarez wrote.
“ Driver arrested & illegal migrants turned over to [U.S. Border Patrol] – more details to come. ”
Olivarez shared additional pictures showing other ways illegal aliens and smugglers brazenly enter Texas via Mexico .
“ Camera technology is vital to border security. TxDPS utilizes cameras to monitor & gather intel along the TX/MX border, ” he described.
“ From groups of illegal migrants avoiding capture to those exactly who use ladders to size barriers are just some of the activities that the public is not aware of. ”
Nearly 2 . 4 illegal aliens had been ‘ encountered’ at the southwest border in Fiscal Year 2022, which usually ended on September 30.
However , the amount of illegals who entered the nation during that period was much higher, as around 600, 000 known ‘ gotaways’ were recorded and hundreds of thousands more likely slipped in undetected.