Twenty-six illegal immigrants were found hiding in a cargo trailer Wednesday.

The incident occurred at about 9:40 p.m. when a tractor-trailer rig approached the Border Patrol Immigration checkpoint on Highway 86 near Salton City. A canine team alerted to the rear cargo area of the big rig and Border Patrol agents discovered the 26 undocumented individuals locked inside the trailer with no way to get out on there own. The truck driver , a 32-year old man , a Mexican national illegally in the U.S. , was arrested as were the 26 in the trailer.