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Four Men Charged in Connection With 53 Migrants Dead in Trailer

A makeshift memorial at the spot where a tractor-trailer was discovered with migrants inside, outside San Antonio, on June 29.
A makeshift memorial at the spot where a tractor-trailer was discovered with migrants inside, outside San Antonio, on June 29.Photographer: Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images

Four men, including two Mexican nationals, were arrested in connection with the deaths of 53 migrants smuggled into Texas from Mexico in the back of a sweltering tractor trailer.

Homero Zamorano Jr., 45, was arrested Monday after San Antonio police responded to 911 calls and discovered him hiding in the brush near the trailer, the US Justice Department said in a statement. His appearance and clothing matched border patrol video of the driver of the truck when it passed through an immigration checkpoint, the department said.