The man suspected of driving the tractor-trailer where 53 migrants were found dead earlier this week in San Antonio was “high on meth” when authorities discovered him cowering in the brush near the truck.
45-year-old Homero Zamorano Jr, the truck driver who smuggled nearly 100 immigrants across the southern border and later left them to die in the sweltering Texas heat, could be sentenced to death if convicted along with his other co-conspirators.
If convicted, Zamorano and Martinez would face the death penalty for charges relating to illegal alien smuggling resulting in deaths.
While Martinez was arrested in East Texas, the other two men were found at a San Antonio address where the truck was registered. He and his three co-conspirators, Christian Martinez, Juan Claudio D’Luna-Mendez, and Juan Francisco D’Luna-Bilbao, are all currently detained.
‘100 Percent Fed Up’ commented further about Biden’s border crisis, this could be prevented with tighter border security:
Many of the survivors who were rushed to hospitals suffered from brain damage and internal bleeding, and the death toll of 53 now marks this as the deadliest illegal crossing in our nation’s history.
Above all else, these deaths result from a chaotic southern border, produced and maintained by Joe Biden and his director of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas.
By producing such lax yet unsure conditions at the border, they have incentivized more attempts at illegal crossings than previously and created the conditions for excessive crossings and consequently excessive crossing deaths.
These deaths are tragic. However, with tighter border security, perhaps they never would have gotten here to die in the first place. Fifty-three migrants could still be alive and safe in their home countries of Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala instead of dead in a trailer in Texas.
#Gravitas | 50 migrants were found dead inside an abandoned truck in Texas. Authorities said they were trapped inside with no water or air. While people are blaming smugglers for this tragedy, @palkisu tells you why America’s chequered past in Latin America is equally responsible pic.twitter.com/DQPFvVuI5q
— WION (@WIONews) June 28, 2022