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Trailer driver where 51 migrants died pretended to be a survivor, but has already been arrested

The commissioner of the National Institute of Migration of Mexico, Francisco Garduño Yáñez, reported that the ICE (United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement Service) reported three detainees in the case of The 51 migrants found dead in a trailer in San Antonio, Texasis Homero N, who was identified as the driver of the truck and who pretended to be a survivor.

At the president’s morning conference Andres Manuel Lopez ObradorGarduño Yáñez pointed out that the other two detainees are of Mexican origin and were identified as Juan Francisco N and Juan Claudio N.

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He explained that the presumed involved were arrested for the tracking of the unit and weapons were foundfor which they face charges in addition to having an irregular situation in USA.

Garduño Yáñez pointed out that the SRE and the Mexican consulate in San Antonio maintain communication with United States immigration authorities to help with investigations and exchange information.

Body bags lie at the scene where a trailer truck with bodies was discovered in San Antonio, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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In addition, a team from the FGR and INM assist in the investigations carried out by the United States authorities to identify the network of human traffickers and those responsible for this tragedy, the Prosecutor’s Office opened an investigation folder for what happened in national territory if that was the case.

The number of migrants who died after being exposed to high temperatures inside a truck discovered on Monday in San Antonio increased to 51, local authorities reported Tuesday.

The authorities found the abandoned vehicle after receiving the alert that cries for help were heard inside, and arrested three people who would be part of a network of smugglers that transports migrants from Mexico and Central America to the United States.

Source: Elcomercio

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