Eight Found in Tour Bus Compartments

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Eight illegal immigrants -- including five children -- have been found hidden in the engine and baggage compartments of two chartered buses in South Texas.

Customs officials say the immigrants were discovered Monday at the Sarita checkpoint after a search dog alerted to the engine compartments.

All are Mexican nationals -- with the children ranging in age from eight to 14.

Customs officials say the compartments are dangerously close to the heat and fumes of the engine and exhaust system.

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