178 smuggled migrants rescued from truck in Mexico
and Mexico in recent months, in large part because of harsh, anti-immigrant rhetoric from US President Donald Trump, COATZACOALCOS, Mexico Officials said occupants of process of returning them to parking lot in San Antonio, human trafficking “network of who came to power in Janu— Scores of Central Americans ary.thetruckonSaturdaynarrow-theircountriesoforigin.Texas.abuseanddeath.” being smuggled to the United ly averted tragedy, realizing at A Mexican military source Authorities said as many as “These smugglers have no Migrants from Central States were rescued on Satursome point that they had been told AFP that most of the 200 migrants may have been regard for human life and seek America and Mexico willing to day from an abandoned truck abandoned by the traffickers. migrants were adults, crammed into the trailer only profits,” said Kelly, a make the dangerous trip risk in Mexico, a near-tragedy with A few managed to escape the although there were also a found in Texas, many of whom retired military general who being victimized by thieves, chilling similarities to a deadly vehicle and enlist the aid of handful of minors found in the had to be hospitalized. Some has been to Mexico twice to criminal gangs and unscrupuincident last week in which 10 local residents who gave them truck. survivors fled the parking lot discuss immigration, human lous traffickers who somewould-be migrants to the US food and water. Their rescue comes less in waiting cars, according to trafficking and the sprawling times take their money and perished. The Central Americans were than a week after the horrific witness accounts. cross-border drug trade. abandon them in desperate
Authorities said 178 people then transported by police to a suffocation deaths of 10 US Homeland Security SecOfficials in the United States conditions on either side of the were found in the tractor-trailer migration center, where they migrants who were trapped in retary John Kelly in a statesay fewer migrants have been US border. truck in the town of Tantima in were given medical assistance an 18 wheel truck and discovment called the “senseless” making the perilous overland Mexico’s Veracruz state. before authorities began the ered last Sunday in a Walmart migrant deaths the result of a journey from Central America
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