After the authorities were made aware of a smuggling episode in which 64 people appeared to be suspected of entering the country illegally, the shocking incident took place on Monday.
4 Charged After 53 found Dead In Texas Tractor-Trailer
In connection with the alleged migrant smuggling operation that occurred in Texas, four individuals have been charged. A tractor-trailer in Texas mercilessly confined 53 innocent individuals inside, killing them there in the blazing heat.
Truck driver Homero Zamorano Jr., 45, who was discovered outside of San Antonio, was charged with importing illegal aliens that resulted in death.
Mexican detectives claimed that the motorist allegedly attempted to pass in order to defend himself from the law, and they discovered him to be one of the survivors who had entered the United States illegally.
Homero Zamorano Jr., a resident of Pasadena, Texas, tried to elude capture by hiding in a shrub, but SAPD found him right there.
The Laredo Sector Border Patrol’s HSI has already provided the authorities with surveillance video showing a driver wearing clothing similar to that of the Homero. He was seen driving a tractor-trailer and attempting to enter the country illegally on the video. This aided the SAPD in locating the appropriate suspect.
On Tuesday in Palestine, Texas, police detained yet another immigrant. They even found a connection between the recently detained Christian Martinez, 28, and Homero Zamorano, who is allegedly involved in the smuggling operation.
Martinez and Zamorano will shortly get death sentences or up to life in prison following their conviction.
48 individuals were discovered immediately deceased in total. 22 Mexican citizens, seven Guatemalan citizens, and two Honduran citizens were identified among the total number of reported deaths by HSI. The 17 people who died have not yet been recognised, but according to the authorities, they were undocumented foreign nationals.
The deceased non-citizens’ fingerprints were later captured and documented by HSI.
There were 16 people who simply fled the scene, and some of them were brought to the neighbouring hospital. Five of the 16 people that were saved died at the hospital, bringing the total death toll to 53.
The authorities are making a significant effort to identify the deceased’s family members in conjunction with the overseas consulate offices.
According to the most recent reports made public by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spokeswoman, three more suspects were also detained and apprehended. However, the additional suspects’ identities are still a secret.
Those who were in detention, Juan Francisco D’Luna-Bilbao, 48, and Juan Claudio D’Luna-Mendez, 23, were brought to court on Monday for their initial hearing.
According to the police, D’Luna-Bilbao was allegedly clutching a gun in his hand while driving when he was discovered. The officials went on to say, “We executed a search warrant at D’Luna-residence Bilbao’s and found more guns there. We suspect D’Luna-Bilbao to have more weapons with him.”
D’Luna-Bilbao and D’Luna-Mendez are facing up to 10 years in jail after being accused of violating Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(5).