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Authorities: 6 Men Found in Truck Fuel Tank

Federal agents said they found six men hidden in a pickup truck fuel tank at an immigration checkpoint in South Texas Tuesday.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection authorities said the men were found last week in a 2007 Dodge flatbed truck traveling from Mexico to Eagle Pass. The truck was searched after a police dog alerted authorities. The men were found in the truck's diesel auxiliary tank.

The men are between 19 and 50 years old. Three are from Mexico, two are from El Salvador and one is from Guatemala. Authorities said they will be processed for deportation.

The 52-year-old driver from San Antonio was arrested on a smuggling charge. His name hasn't been released.

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