Mexico using giant X-ray machines at borders to stop hidden migrants in trucks

Mexico has installed a giant X-ray machine on its borders to keep a watch whether migrants are being smuggled through it hidden in trucks.

Mexico using giant X-ray machines at borders to stop hidden migrants in trucks

Official report reveals more than 200 migrants were caught in the last two months from trucks with the use of the X-rays. The people were hidden in a soft drink transportation vehicle.

The new leader of the National Migration Institute (INM), Francisco Garduno, kept a good look on several high-profile busts of commercial vehicles which were smuggling migrants.

The former prisons chief earlier had captured hidden migrants coming from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala. Many among them were minors too.

The migrants from these countries enter Mexico for an attempt to get into the United States from the southern border.

The migrants from these countries enter Mexico for an attempt to get into the United States from the southern border.

In the month of May, the US Customs and Border Protection arrested about 133,000 migrants trying to enter US.

With the continued pressure from Trump administration, the Mexican government has stepped up the security over its borders to reduce the flow of immigrants.

Trump threatened last month a 5 percent tariff on all the imports from Mexico and later to increase it up to 25 percent if the country fails to take necessary steps in minimizing the flow of migrants.

Mexican foreign minister Marcelo Ebrard said, “It is our strategic objective to end the impunity for human traffickers.”

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