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Dogs find 51 Mexicans in U.S.-bound avocado truck

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (Reuters) – U.S. border police said on Thursday they had found 51 illegal Mexican immigrants, among them a 5-year-old boy, hidden inside a refrigerated trailer carrying avocados into the United States.

Border agents said they found the Mexicans crammed into the back of the truck on Wednesday when police dogs sniffed humans among the avocados at a checkpoint just north of the U.S.-Mexico border near Laredo, Texas.

The truck was a chilly 57 degrees (14 C), U.S. border patrol spokesman Eugenio Rodriguez said.

“The illegals were thinly clothed. They could have begun to suffer hypothermia if they had been in there any longer,” Rodriguez told Reuters by telephone. More from Reuters


May 29, 2008 - Posted by | BOLO and Crime, Border Security, trucking | , ,

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