In an apparent case of a smuggler getting cold feet, a U-Haul truck was left abandoned on the roadway in Edinburg, Texas, only a few miles from the Mexico border – with its cargo of illegal immigrants all still inside.
Sheriff deputies received a call about the abandoned truck sitting in the roadway Wednesday, June 15, about 1:30 a.m., near the intersection of Tower Road and Texas Road, in Edinburg, which is a suburb of McAllen, Texas.
When the deputies reached the truck, they unlocked the cargo door and discovered eight illegal aliens inside. The deputies made sure the illegals were all ok, then turned the scene over to Border Patrol.
In a press release, the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office stated:
This incident serves as a reminder of how much we value our citizens who are the extra eyes and ears of our community. By working together we can have a positive impact on public safety. If you see suspicious activity in Hidalgo County we encourage you to call us at 956-383-8114. If you want to remain anonymous, you can do so by reporting the suspicious activity to the Hidalgo County Crime Stoppers hotline at 956-668-TIPS (8477).
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