How did they get 40 people inside that box? That has to be one of the questions officials are asking after another large group of people was discovered at the Texas border this week.

Potential Tragedy: 40 Immigrants Packed Into Metal Box in Texas

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KWTX is reporting that Border Patrol agents in South Texas discovered 40 undocumented immigrants inside a metal box being hauled by a trailer at the Falfurrias Border Patrol Checkpoint.

The driver of the truck was hauling several metal boxes, and agents became suspicious after seeing a large vent about 16 inches by 6 inches in size on one of the boxes. When the vent was removed, it revealed 40 migrants trapped inside in a seated position, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

The Box Had to Be Ripped Apart to Save Them

Agents had to break the box apart by unscrewing multiple bolts using a power tool from the truck. The box had no other opening or means of escape. When officials searched the truck, they also found a handgun and loaded magazines. The undocumented immigrants were from Central America and Mexico, and were taken into custody along with the driver.

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Human Smuggling in Coryell County

This illegal activity isn't just taking place at the Texas border. Last week, the Coryell County Sheriff’s Office interrupted a human smuggling operation and arrested 12 people, according to KWTX.

Everyone involved led officials on a brief chase, after which all 12 suspects were captured by the Gatesville Police Department. The driver of the vehicle was charged with smuggling of persons, resisting arrest or search, and evading arrest or detention.

Nine subjects, all of whom had illegally entered the United States from South and Central America, were released to the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Officials at the Coryell County Jail.

Texas Crime Statistics By City

Check to see how crime compares in your city versus elsewhere.

The Most Dangerous City in Texas for 2022 May Surprise You

According to FBI statistics, Texas had 438 violent crimes and 2,562 property crimes per 100,000 residents as of this year. For every 100,000 residents, there are 224 police officers statewide.

Crime rates are expressed as the number of incidents per 100,000 people.

The Top 10 Worst Places to Live in Texas

While it's always a good idea to know about areas with the lowest crime rates and best recreational opportunities when you are looking for a place to live, it’s also important to know which places to avoid. Even if you move to a neighborhood with a low crime rate, you could also be close to less safe communities.

Here are the top 10 worst places to live in Texas according to moneyinc.com.

Who Are The 5 Richest People in Texas, Not Counting Elon Musk?

There are more billionaires in America than in any other country, according to Stacker. For some people, the money just keeps pouring in, as Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is projected to become the world’s first trillionaire by 2026.

However, Bezos is not the world's richest person right now. That title goes to the founder of SpaceX, Tesla, and the new owner of Twitter, Elon Musk. Musk owns a mansion in Austin but says his main home is a $50,000 rental from SpaceX in Boca Chica, Texas.

Forbes lists 63 billionaires in Texas, including Elon Musk. Let's find out who's at the top of the list in the Lone Star State for 2022, right behind Musk.