in four Mexican states captured a dozen people accused of organizing
a smuggling operation that killed 19 undocumented migrants who died
of heat after being locked inside an 18-wheeler’s trailer, The
Associated Press reported.
authorities have issued arrest warrants for 25 other alleged migrant
smugglers who played a role in what became one of the deadliest
border crossings in U.S. history.
than 70 migrants from Mexico, Central America and the Dominican
Republic were being transported from the Rio Grande Valley to Houston
in a trailer on the night of May 13.
immigrants were found dead after authorities discovered the trailer
outside a Victoria, TX, truckstop. Two others died after being hospitalized.
The victims, including a 5-year-old Mexican boy, died from dehydration,
hypothermia and suffocation.
family members and migrants who survived the deadly journey led
investigators to others involved, press reports said.