Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

130 Illegal Immigrants Found in Truck.

Byline: The Associated Press

* Occupants from 5 countries had paid $800 to $2,000 each for ride, authorities said

RODEO U.S. Border Patrol officers discovered 130 undocumented immigrants crammed into a rental truck at a checkpoint near the Arizona-New Mexico border early Tuesday.

Agents stopped the 20-foot commercial rental truck on N.M. 80 in Hidalgo County after noticing holes in the top of the trailer.

As the vehicle was coming to a stop, the driver bolted from the truck and ran into the desert. Authorities were unable to catch the man.

When agents unlatched the back door of the truck, they discovered one of the largest groups of illegal immigrants ever found in one vehicle. …

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