Seven charged in smuggling migrants in sweltering secret compartment with little water

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (AP) — Seven people in southern Texas have been charged after endangering nearly two dozen migrants smuggled in a secret trailer compartment during high temperatures and with little water, authorities said. One person remained hospitalized on Friday.

Following a tip of a smuggling operation, Bexar County Sheriff's Office deputies Thursday morning found 26 migrants in a residence near San Antonio that Sheriff Javier Salazar called a "shack" with holes in the floor and no water.

Salazar said he did not know when the migrants crossed the border but believed they were driven to...

 

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