Police X Ray Equipment Showed 94 Illegal Immigrants Trying to Infiltrate the United States
- By Ginger Hill
- Jul 25, 2013
It’s hard to look into the face of illegal immigrants who are literally suffering to get into the United States.
Traveling through Mexico in the back of a truck, some with severe asphyxiation, others with hand and leg injuries and all struggling to breathe from the cramped space they occupied, a total of 94 people were discovered by police X-Ray equipment at a checkpoint in La Pochota, Mexico on Tuesday, July 23.
“It’s a long journey, and they intended to travel to the United States like that, literally hidden,” said Hector Flores, a spokesman for the Chiapas state prosecutor’s office.
Among the illegal immigrants were 19 from the Indian subcontinent, 10 Nepalese and 9 Bangladeshis while the others were from Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.
The driver of the vehicle, who took between $4,000 and $5,000 from each Central American and between $6,000 and $8,000 from each Asian migrant for a trip to American soil, was arrested and charged with human trafficking.
All 94 illegal immigrants, 7 of which are minors, will more than likely face deportation proceedings.
(Image of X-Ray provided by the Attorney General’s Office (PGR) of Chiapas State.)
Ginger Hill is Group Social Media Manager.