One other 150 immigrants have been discovered stashed inside a tractor trailer in Mexico — nearly two months after 53 immigrants died inside a sweltering truck in Texas, US Border Patrol mentioned Wednesday.
A photograph launched by Border Patrol exhibits the migrants crammed into the again of an 18-wheeler. A few of the males within the photograph are shirtless, doubtless due to the warmth.
It’s unknown how scorching the truck was when it was intercepted by Mexican authorities or if the truck had air flow.
“This has confirmed to be a lethal tactic that smugglers use,” tweeted Chief Patrol Agent Jason D. Owens of the Border Patrol. “Fortunately, nobody on this massive group wanted medical help.”
He didn’t say when the truck was intercepted.
Legal organizations are recognized to smuggle immigrants into Texas inside such tractor trailers.
In June, 53 immigrants have been discovered lifeless contained in the again of a stifling massive rig in San Antonio in what authorities have known as the deadliest smuggling try in US historical past.
Initially, 46 immigrants have been declared lifeless when the truck was found in San Antonio’s outskirts, however the loss of life toll later rose to 53 after extra immigrants died within the hospital when their hearts stopped a number of instances, a bishop who visited the immigrants within the hospital instructed The Submit.
Two Texas males have been indicted in connection the mass deaths, together with the driving force who was allegedly excessive on meth when he drove the immigrants from Laredo to San Antonio, authorities mentioned.