The moment 50 illegal immigrants pour out of box truck after it is pulled over by police
By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 15 July 2013
A sheriff’s deputy in Jim Wells County, outside Corpus Christi, spotted the truck and pursued it in a brief chase on July 9.
When the truck stopped on a rural highway, the back door opened and dozens of people flooded out.
‘I guess they’re having a run for it and there are too many for me to count,’ the deputy radioed to his police dispatchers.
Police estimate that at least 45 – and up to 50 – people were crammed into the sweltering, windowless box truck, according to KIII-TV.
‘That’s a lot of people. And if you put the math to it, at $4,500 a person – which is the average going rate – multiply it times just 45 that’s a lot of money,’ Rodrigo Ramon, Jim Wells County sheriff’s deputy told the news station.
All of the smuggled people ran to the right when the deputy pulled over the truck.
Deputies caught 31 of the immigrants. Another 15 to 20 escaped.
The detailed immigrants were taken to the nearest border patrol station, where they will be processed and likely deported.
The immigrants came from several Latin American countries, including El Salvador and Guatemala.