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Bexar County authorities, HSI investigating after people were seen 'jumping out of a truck'

"Now there is a little smoke here, some cause for concern."
Posted at 6:10 PM, Jul 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-01 23:33:26-04

The Bexar County Sheriff's Office is currently working on an active scene after people were seen "jumping out of a truck."

Officials said a constable was flagged down by a concerned citizen that people were jumping out of a truck in the 2000 block of South General McMullen. The sheriff's office said 14 people were on the truck, 12 were Cuban nationals and two were from Nicaragua.

When the call initially came out authorities said they were told it was a truck of migrants being smuggled, but that does not seem to be the case.

Following preliminary investigations, officials said some of the individuals do appear to be here legally, but may not have permission to be working legally in the U.S.

The individuals said they are working for a contractor based out of California, and that they are being paid a fair and liveable wage, according to officials.

"Now there is a little smoke here, some cause for concern," said a spokesperson from the sheriff's office. "The whole situation is a little odd, for example, one person is a Cuban national but he has an Italian passport."

Homeland Security Investigations is on the scene speaking with the individuals who were found.

"Preliminarily, it appears no individuals have suffered any major injuries," said the sheriff's office.