VIDEO: More Than 100 Illegal Immigrants Found Smuggled In Tractor Trailer
A half-mile of semi trucks line up at a US Border Patrol inspection station off the highway outside Laredo, Texas, on February 22, 2017.
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The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) found approximately 100 illegal immigrants being smuggled inside a tractor-trailer in Laredo on Tuesday night, according to an exclusive video of the incident.

Fox News correspondent Bill Melugin documented the event on Twitter Thursday morning.

“@TxDPS found 100 illegal immigrants being smuggled inside of a tractor trailer in Laredo Tuesday night. They had all been locked in from the outside with no ventilation. Troopers investigated it after they felt it looked suspicious. 17 y/o arrested in connection,” he tweeted.

An additional post revealed bodycam footage of the event from Texas DPS.

Earlier on Thursday, Melugin released another video featuring migrant families crossing illegally into La Joya, Texas, located about a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Laredo along the border.

The report comes just one day after Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott reported in a social media post on Wednesday that the construction of the Texas-Mexico border wall will begin soon.

“Construction of Texas-Mexico border wall will begin soon,” Abbott tweeted.

“In the Biden Administration’s absence, Texas is stepping up to get the job done by building our own border wall,” he added.

The effort is one of many taken by Texas to fight back against the Biden administration’s open border policies.

“We now have 6,500 National Guard and DPS troopers on the border to help secure the border,” Abbott told Fox News during an October interview. “And as we’re talking right now, they are identifying locations on the border, where they are laying down razor wire to secure all the possible crossings that these caravans may be coming to.”

Abbott also added that the state is using empty shipping containers as a wall along some portions of the Texas-Mexico border.

“And then in addition to that, beginning today, we begin dropping these large containers that you see on 18 wheelers, that you also see on these ships that are going across the ocean, we’re dropping them down on locations that could be crossings that would be used by these caravans to serve as a blockade to prevent them from becoming across the border,” Abbott added.

Abbott has also made clear the state will increase the number of arrests of illegal immigrants entering its state.

“And then on top of that, if they do come across the border, the National Guard of the Texas Department of Public Safety, they are authorized to arrest, you know, these people who make it through our blockade efforts and put them in jail for violating a crime of criminal trespass in the state of Texas,” the governor said during the interview.

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