17 immigrants found locked inside Edinburg truck

17 immigrants found locked inside Edinburg truck

Their conditions aren't now known, ABC13 reported.

The Edinburg Police Department confirmed that 17 immigrants were in the back of the trailer, KRPC reported. KRGV reports 17 people were inside the trailer at the Flying J in Edinburg.

Officers responded to the scene, where they found 14 men and three women locked in a trailer.

Police found the trailer Sunday afternoon at a rest stop in Edinburg, Texas, after a relative in Mexico called authorities.

Officials said the trailer was parked at a parking lot when the people were found. Officials said they knocked on the trailer and heard knocking from the other side, according to an NBC affiliate.

According to police, the immigrants we're from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and Romania. Ten people died of heat exhaustion in a failed human trafficking attempt.The driver of the truck, James Bradley, was charged in relation to the botched people-smuggling attempt.

Edinburg PD told KVEO both detainees are of Cuban nationality.

Sunday's discovery comes less than a month after more than 30 people were found inside a trailer in San Antonio.

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