A man was arrested Thursday morning after a traffic stop near Premont on north Highway 281 near Main Street, officials said.

After stopping the driver, eight undocumented immigrants were located inside the vehicle. The driver was arrested and charged with eight counts of human smuggling, Premont police said.

Freer sector Border Patrol took custody of the illegals about 10 a.m. and transported the driver to a county jail.

The arrest was a collaboration between the Premont Police Department and Border Patrol. The name of the driver has not been released.