Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Inspectors staffing Otay Mesa Port of Entry on Wednesday caught a group of suspected undocumented immigrants trying to sneak into the United States inside a large plastic-wrapped commercial air conditioner being carried by a truck.
The federal agents found the 19 people hiding inside one of three ventilation units on the northbound flatbed about 9 a.m., according to Customs and Border Protection officials.
San Diego Fire-Rescue medics evaluated the detainees, one of whom was hyperventilating, SDFRD spokesman Maurice Luque said. An ambulance crew took the woman to a Chula Vista hospital for further care, he said.