Man accused of human smuggling after dozens found in trailer

06/14/18 The Washington Post

Intermodal_Transport_by_TruckA South Texas man has been charged with human smuggling after 54 immigrants, including some children, were found in a semitrailer in San Antonio.

Officials said Wednesday the federal charges were filed against 36-year-old Gerardo Javier Carreon (kah-reh-YOHN’) of Laredo, Texas.

Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent in Charge Shane Folden said at a news conference that the immigrants were from Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Brazil. All have been detained, with five receiving hospital treatment for minor injuries incurred while trying to flee the truck and agents.

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