U.S. Border Patrol agents
in Sarita, TX, found 73 undocumented immigrants Aug. 5 in a reefer
loaded with rotting watermelons. The discovery of immigrants packed
into the back of a truck was the second in less than two weeks
The truck's driver, reportedly
a U.S. citizen living in the Rio Grande Valley, was arrested and
charged with transporting undocumented immigrants, a felony. The
driver's name was not released.
The Border Patrol said
none of the immigrants found needed medical attention. Border
Patrol dogs alerted agents to the smuggling attempt.
On July 27, two El Paso
truckers, Troy Dock and Jason Sprague, were arrested after 40
immigrants were found in the back of their sweltering truck in
Dallas. Two of the immigrants died of heatstroke. The two men
face state murder charges and federal smuggling charges.