110 Immigrants, primarily from Central America, were found by Mexican officials stuck in the back of a truck that had crashed into another vehicle in the Eastern state of Veracruz.
The truck was on it’s way to the U.S. border, reported Reuters.
Central American countries have warned the U.S. that a huge amount of their poor citizens are desperately trying to cross the border before President-Elect Trump takes office on Jan. 20th. Trump promised to tighten border security, prompting migrants to take immediate action.
Migrants from Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Ecuador were found by officials yelling out for help as they were stuck in the back of a packed truck.
The driver abandoned the vehicle after the crash.
Reuters reports that “Migrants in the group, which included 48 minors, had health problems, skin lesions, and some showed signs of suffocation.”
Illegal aliens heading to the U.S. by the truck load is not uncommon. In October, Fox News reported that 4 migrants died of suffocation from being packed into a truck with about 55 others, also in the eastern state of Veracruz, Mexico, as they were headed toward the border.
The migrants, who each paid $930 to be smuggled to the U.S, were mostly from Guatemala. They were packed into a truck made to appear as a Mexican mail delivery vehicle. Their smugglers had abandoned them and left them locked in the back of the truck.
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