Texas and Tamaulipas detect 10 migrant smuggling routes, some from Nuevo León: Gerardo Peña

Monterey, NL. The general secretary of Government of TamaulipasGerardo Peña Flores reported that in the meeting between Governor Francisco García Cabeza de Vaca and his counterpart from Texas, Gregory W. Abbotthe informed him that they detected more than 10 routes of almost 300 kilometers of highways and gaps, some that go from Nuevo León to the Frontera Chica, through which migrant smuggling is carried out.

Gerardo Peña indicated: “Cabeza de Vaca had this meeting with the governor of Texas and they reached some agreements, so this information (the migrant smuggling routes) that the Texas government has provided us, we have confirmed (it). “, public Reynosa’s Tomorrow.

As of this Wednesday, April 20, the Tamaulipas government reinforced the review filters to detect undocumented people, as part of a comprehensive border security strategy.

For its part, the Texan newspaper dallasnewspointed out that the Government of Tamaulipas located 10 routes of almost 300 kilometers that are used for the smuggling of migrants from Nuevo León to the “La Ribereña” region.

“95% of people seeking to cross into the United States arrive by land, in this case through Monterrey, which becomes a logistics center and of course also from San Luis (Potosí)”, said the secretary general of the Government. of Tamaulipas, reported dallasnews.

One of the routes goes from Reynosa to the municipality of Mier, and crosses through five municipalities in Tamaulipas and three in Nuevo León, reported Jorge Ontiveros, Secretary of Public Security of Tamaulipas.

As will be remembered from April 6 to 15, the Governor of Texas, Greg Abbott decreed the carrying out of a double inspection of cargo trucks, to prevent migrants from continuing to cross into that state, on the southern border of the United States.

This caused protests and blockades of the carriers, due to the cargo transport review time that went from three hours to 24 hours, at some border crossings such as Reynosa-Pharr.

(With information from Lourdes Flores.)


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