Police Body Cam Video Shows Rescue of 39 Undocumented Immigrants From 18-Wheeler

Texas cops found 39 undocumented immigrants in the back of a tractor-trailer.

— -- Texas police officers found 39 undocumented immigrants in the back of an 18-wheeler truck, and the dramatic rescue was caught on the body cameras worn by officers.

A federal grand jury indicted Drew Christopher Potter, 33, on Wednesday for his alleged involvement, charging him with one count of conspiracy to commit alien smuggling for financial gain and three substantive counts of transportation of undocumented aliens.

If convicted on each count, he will face up to 10 years in federal prison and a maximum $250,000 fine.

“The driver was just standing there, not a care in the world,” Sgt. Jerry Reyna told ABC affiliate KSAT in San Antonio. Reyna said he believes the group was trapped for four to five hours inside the trailer.

In the video captured by the police body cam, Potter says he was paid to simply drive the truck and that’s it.