Illegal immigrants found locked in hot trailer in Edinburg, Texas

More than a dozen illegal immigrants were discovered trapped inside a trailer in Texas on Sunday.

The Edinburg Police Department confirmed that 17 immigrants were in the back of the trailer, KRPC reported. The locked trailer was in the parking lot of a “Flying J” convenience store, according to Fox 8.

A man and woman who oversaw that trailer have been detained and the U.S. Border Patrol is investigating, according to reports. Officials said that the immigrants were from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and Romania, KRPC added.

Police were notified by a worried family member in Mexico who reported that a relative was locked inside a trailer that was getting too hot for those inside.

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