110 illegal immigrants found hiding in brush in Duval County

Border Patrol agents are reporting the rescue and apprehension of 110 illegal immigrants near Freer.

Agents were responding to a report of a dump truck broken down approximately 10 miles south of Freer, Texas on State Highway 16. 

After Border Patrol agents located the truck, they discovered an abandoned group stranded nearby hiding in the brush. Those agencies assisting Border Patrol included, Texas Department of Public Safety, Air and Marine Operations, and the DHS Volunteer Force from Office of Field Operations. A total of 110 people were rescued in the brush seeking relief from the scorching sun.

All the people discovered were illegally present in the United States. The illegal immigrants were determined to be from Brazil, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Nicaragua.

Photo: United States Customs and Border Protection

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