8 die in alleged human trafficking case in San Antonio

AP/NY Post:
Eight people were found dead in a tractor-trailer outside a Walmart store in the stifling summer heat in what police called a horrific human trafficking case, and the driver was arrested.

Several other people, possibly dozens, were found in the truck, which didn’t have a working air conditioning system despite blistering temperatures that topped 100 degrees, and they were taken to hospitals, authorities said. The driver had been held, authorities said, but they didn’t release the driver’s identity.

A person from the truck approached a Walmart employee in a parking lot and asked for water late Saturday night or early Sunday morning, said police in San Antonio, where temperatures on Saturday reached 101 degrees. The employee gave the person the water and then called police, and when officers arrived they found the eight people dead in the back of the trailer, police Chief William McManus said.

Investigators checked store surveillance video, which showed vehicles had arrived and picked up other people from the tractor-trailer, police said.
There is still more work to be done to secure the border and stop the flow of illegals into this country.  These are not the only such deaths from attempting to enter the US illegally.  There have been other trafficking cases with more casualties and there are also bodies found along the border from those who did not make it.

The San Antonio Express-News has more on the deadly trafficking case.  This looks like a preferred method of smuggling immigrants into the country.  The Walmart video apparently shows several people were picked up in cars after the truck arrived at the parking lot.


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