Texas – Police was shocked after discovering 21 illegal immigrants including 1 baby hiding in dead cow carcasses in a truck.
According to police report, a 38-year-old driver, Thomas Gray was driving an 18 wheeler. He was asked to step out of his vehicle for an routine inspection. But when the driver “Gray” was ordered to open the back of his truck, he ran off into a wooded area. Police broke open the lock of semi-truck, to find 50 dead cows stacked in the refrigerated area.
Officer Danuel Fodriguez of the Laredo, Texas Police Department said :
At first, there was nothing out of the ordinary – until I heard a baby crying. I entered the truck, searching for the crying infant, I saw nothing. As I investigated further, it led me to one of the carcasses and I realized the crying was coming from the inside. It was just like some horror movie.
Officers said they immediately cut open the cow to not only find an infant, but his mother holding him tightly. The cow had been gutted out and lined with a hard plastic shell with air holes drilled through the carcass. Upon inspection, they found 11 animals which contained two people in each one. Laredo police recovered 8 women, 1 baby, and 12 men – all illegal immigrants.
The driver Thomas Gray was recovered and arrested from the wooded area. Gray refused to give out any information on his involvement in the transport of these illegal immigrants.
The 20 illegal Immigrants recovered are currently being held in police custody, while the baby is being cared for at Child Protective Services. The case is still under investigation.