Texas border: 105 migrants found stuffed in pickup truck in Laredo

LAREDO, Texas – State soldiers found 105 migrants in the back of a pickup truck in a traffic stop in south Texas.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, soldiers conducted a traffic stop Monday in the border city of Laredo. In a photo posted by investigators, the group is seen packing inside the back of the truck.

The driver of the truck is currently under investigation by the Department of Homeland Security.

Last month, Governor Greg Abbott deployed more than 1,000 DPS troops and National Guard members to the border as part of Operation Lone Star – an initiative he first announced in March to increase security at the border.

The governor later expanded those efforts to tackle human trafficking at the border, including a plan for DPS soldiers and the Texas Rangers to interview unaccompanied minors crossing the border to determine identify potential victims of trafficking.

The Texas Tribune contributed to this report.

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