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The US promises to fight against human trafficking after the death of 50 migrants in a truck in Texas

The government of USA He promised on Tuesday to continue fighting human trafficking after the discovery on Monday of the bodies of 50 immigrants inside the trailer of a truck parked on the outskirts of San Antonio, on the Texas (USA) border with Mexico. .

“We are focused on continuing our historic actions to disrupt these human trafficking networks, including new campaigns that in just two months have already resulted in 1,800 arrests,” White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre told a news conference.

LOOK: Tragedy in Texas: Police reveal how they discovered the bodies of the 50 migrants in an abandoned truck

the spokeswoman He called what happened “absolutely horrific and heartbreaking” and assured that the country’s president, Joe Biden, who is in Madrid to attend the NATO summit, is being regularly informed about it.

The spokeswoman lamented that human trafficking networks “have no consideration for human lives” and that they only exploit them and put them in danger to achieve profit.

LOOK: Tragedy in Texas: they confirm that there are 22 Mexicans among the migrants found dead in a truck in San Antonio

the president of MexicoAndrés Manuel López Obrador, reported this Tuesday that among the deceased are at least 22 Mexicans, 7 Guatemalans and 2 Hondurans.

In addition to the 50 dead, 16 people were also found alive in the truck who needed medical assistance.

The discovery was made on the outskirts of San Antonionear the air base Lacklandwhere, in addition to the deceased, they also found dozens of people who needed urgent medical assistance.

According to the local press, the area where the trailer was located is a common place where vehicles stop to unload immigrants after crossing the border clandestinely. Temperatures in San Antonio reached 40ºC this Monday.

Authorities believe the truck driver abandoned the vehicle with all passengers inside minutes before police investigated its contents.

These events reflect the record migratory flow to the United States, whose Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office detected in fiscal year 2021, which ended on September 30, more than 1.7 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. border with Mexico.

Temperatures in San Antonio reached 40ºC this Monday and the authorities do not know how long the deceased spent inside the truck.

Source: Elcomercio

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