47 Migrants Found Dead in Abandoned Trailer in Texas Smuggling Incident

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Police near San Antonio report that 47 migrants are dead and at least 18 others were transported to local hospitals after being locked inside a tractor-trailer.

Officials found the tractor-trailer on the southwest side of San Antonio on a back road near Interstate 35. Police say the driver may have been involved in a human smuggling incident.

A senior law enforcement source on the scene told Breitbart Texas that 47 migrants were declared dead on the scene or at area hospitals and at least 18 others were taken to area hospitals. A source on the scene says they have a person of interest in custody. That person was also reportedly transported to an area hospital. At least 60 migrants were packed inside the trailer.

Due to the circumstances, ICE Homeland Security Investigations special agents were called in and are taking charge of the investigation. Border Patrol agents are also reported to be on the scene.

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