Six undocumented migrants were discovered concealed within a semi truck at a Texas checkpoint, the Laredo Morning Times reports.
What happened: On February 4th, at approximately 5 p.m., border agents at the Interstate 35 checkpoint found five migrants hidden under a sleeper mattress and one locked inside a cabinet after inspecting the truck driven by Iram Garcia Ledezma who initially claimed he was traveling solo to San Antonio.
Driver's stance: Ledezma, who refused to comment without legal representation, has been charged with the transport and conspiracy to transport undocumented individuals.
Big picture: Attempts to smuggle individuals across the border can involve significant risks and often result in legal consequences for the drivers involved.
The aftermath: The migrants and Ledezma were taken into custody following the incident.