More than two dozen people were recovered from a big rig on Thursday that was stopped near San Antonio, according to several reports.
San Antonio Police Lt. Jesse Salame told reporters that police received a call on Thursday about an 18-wheeler that was on Interstate 10 East, according to The Associated Press.
A San Antonio Park Police officer initiated a traffic stop. As the officer approached the car, several people ran out, according to AP.
Officials made contact with 29 people that fled the truck. According to a local CBS affiliate, both men and women were apprehended.
About 80 to 100 people fled the truck in total, according to KSAT.
A spokesperson for the San Antonio Fire Department told the affiliate that one dehydrated individual was taken to a hospital out of precaution.
The San Antonio Police Department told High Plains Pundit that Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) division is taking over the investigation.
In a statement an ICE spokesperson said the division “responded to a call from San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) for assistance on a possible human smuggling event involving a semi-tractor trailer traveling on I-10, east of San Antonio.”