San Antonio police discovered the suspected illegal immigrants less than 200 miles from the Mexico border.
Dozens of illegal immigrants, including some children, were discovered in a tractor-trailer Tuesday night near the San Antonio International Airport, officials said.
Authorities were called to the North Side neighborhood around 8:30 p.m. and found 55 people inside the truck who are suspected of entering the country illegally.
San Antonio Fire Department Chief Charles Hood told reporters that all of the people appeared to be in good health, and only five were treated for minor injuries from jumping from the truck or attempting to flee the area.
“This truck was air-conditioned, thank God,” he told reporters. “This truck had water. So they were hydrated.”