Eighty migrants trapped in the back of a truck desperately call to Texan law enforcement for help in San Antonio.
Earlier Monday in San Antonio, Bexar County Sheriff’s Office and San Antonio Police Department were troubled by calls for help from whom seemed to be Spanish-speaking, undoccumented immigrants trapped in a truck. It’s believed that the truck was used as part of a human trafficking operation. The calls received by the police were described as “heartbreaking” by Sheriff Javier Salazar. “…Because clearly behind the caller in the background, you can hear others in the car, in the trailer and they’re-they’re also screaming for help in Spanish and saying that they’re out of air,” he continued.
Famous Pinal County, Arizona Sheriff Mark Lamb has reported that pursuits and bail-outs have increased over the last two months. “Over the last two months, we have had forty pursuits and bail-outs here in our county. Now what that is-and we’ve also assisted with another eighty with other agencies. Now what a bail-out is, we’ll pursue them and then they’ll stop and everybody flees out of the vehicle, they run off into the desert…” he explains and later mentions a case in which a 16 year old Guatemalan girl was abandoned during a bail-out.
New rules are being put in place with border affairs, meaning some will be rolled back, this of course will cause a difference in how much easier or harder it gets for police agencies at the southern border to intercept traffickers and save those in need. Homeland Security Investigations, Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, and San Antonio Police are working on determining how this disturbing incident came to be. Things could have gone very differently if the caller had no access to a phone. It’s believed that some of the immigrants may have already been dead when the calls were made.
ARTICLE: DAYKHI CONQUEST
POLITICS EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE
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