Earlier this week, the nation was horrified when almost four dozen dead bodies were found inside a tractor-trailer outside San Antonio.
Over the next several days, more people found in the truck had died, bringing the total deaths to 51.
Authorities have finally located the driver of the abandoned truck and have taken him as well as two others into custody.
High on Meth
The alleged driver of the truck has been identified as Homero Zamorano.
Authorities stated, “He was very high on meth when he was arrested nearby and had to be taken to the hospital.”
Well, I guess when you leave more than four dozen bodies cooking in the back of the trailer, perhaps you need a little mental escape.
When authorities initially found the truck, 46 of the bodies inside had suffocated.
Temperatures that day had soared above 100, turning the back of the truck into a suffocating oven.
Over the next several days, five additional people died.
Craig Larrabee, the HSI acting special agent in charge of the San Antonio office, stated, “The [human smuggling] organizations are getting more violent — they don’t care about the people.
“They don’t think of them as people. They think of them as commodities.”
His comments were made after two additional males were taken into custody at Zamorano’s home.
Both men were illegal immigrants, and both were armed.
Larrabee continued, “In the past, smuggling organizations were mom and pop. Now, they are organized and tied in with the cartels.
“So you have a criminal organization who has no regard for the safety of the migrants. They are treated like commodities rather than people.”
Source: Washington Examiner