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Thirty minutes later, the complaint states that Martinez responded by texting the address to Zamorano. Chacon Street 3108 in Laredo, Texas is an industrial area just 5 km from the Mexican border. However, there are no additional replies from Zamorano.
This made Martinez seemingly desperate and plagued his partner with a volley of unanswered texts.
The complaint says he sent a shorthand version of “Where are you?” By text message.1:40 pm
Martinez sent three more text messages at 3:18 pm, saying “Call me”, “Yes”, “Call me”.
The Federal Reserve says Martinez sent the final text at 6:17 pm and sent the text message to the initials again.
As Martinez sent a text message, officials say Zamorano passed a large rig through a checkpoint in Laredo (where it was shot by a security camera) to the countryside at the southwestern tip of San Antonio. It seems that 73 migrants boarded a truck in or near Laredo on Monday and confiscated their phones.Some families
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Homero Zamorano (45 years old) was photographed by a security camera as he passed through a checkpoint in the Laredo area.
Instituto Nacional de Migración
According to officials, Zamorano abandoned the truck next to the San Antonio railroad tracks around 6 pm on Monday for unknown reasons. People nearby heard the survivors screaming and called 911.
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When San Antonio police responded, they made a terrifying discovery: a pile of corpses that were hot to the touch, spread behind trucks, and spilled on the road and nearby brushes.
“I have too many bodies here,” said one officer who responded on the radio.
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The complaint stated that Zamorano, found in a nearby brush, attempted to disguise himself as a victim. However, first responders did not buy it and rushed the truck survivors to a local hospital.
Zamorano faces the same accusations and potential decisions as Martinez about his role in being reported as the most deadly smuggling case in US history.
Zamorano When Martinez List the pair as friends. According to Martinez’s profile, he worked for Wal-Mart, but Zamorano’s page states that he is single and from Brownsville, Texas, another city on the US-Mexico border. increase.
Immigrant tragedy truck driver tried to disguise himself as a victim: officials
Also arrested in connection with this tragedy were Mexican citizens Francisco Dorna Bilbao and Juan Claudio Dorna Mendes, after authorities found them at a large rig-linked address. They were arrested on suspicion of possessing weapons while illegally residing in the United States. This charge can be punished with up to 10 years in prison.
Martinez, who appears to live in a modest weatherboard house in Palestine, Texas, has already been investigated by the Department of Homeland Security, criminal accusations say. After the truck was discovered on Monday, authorities say Martinez admitted that he was involved with a confidential informant prior to his arrest and was unaware that the truck’s air conditioner was down. .. He also said that Zamorano, whom he called “homer,” tried to escape the authorities.
According to Francisco Gardunho, director of the National Institute of Immigration of the Mexican Government, 27 Mexicans, 14 Hondurans, 7 Guatemalans and 2 El Salvadorans were killed. Has been confirmed.
Since then, Mexican and Central American families have used social media to remember their loved ones, but US officials have not yet disclosed their identities.
Dead in a car accident
Killed 4 immigrants A few days later, in Texas, it rekindled the tense debate in the United States over immigration at the country’s southern border.
Republican Governor Greg Abbott, who is running for reelection, immediately accused President Joe Biden of the tragedy on Monday.
Sheriff Texas torches Abbott, who turned the tragedy of immigrants into “one big campaign stunt.”
“These deaths are in Biden,” Abbott tweeted Monday night. “They are the result of his deadly open border policy. They show the fatal consequences of his refusal to enforce the law.”
Meanwhile, elsewhere in Texas, immigrant organizations say that immigrants seeking a better life in the United States must first put their lives, and often life savings, into the hands of smugglers. It points in the opposite direction, citing strict immigration law.
“Last night, we are frightened and disappointed by the horrific and tragic loss of life in our community here in San Antonio,” said RAICES San Antonio, a refugee and immigration center. “At least 50 lives have been lost due to the immigration system that dehumanizes and criminalizes asylum seekers within our borders.”
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