Mexico uses X-ray scanners to track people crossing into the United States

Large X-ray scanners are installed at the border by Mexico to detect migrants hiding in secret compartments on trucks to enter the United States.

“Our strategic goal is to stop the tricks of human trafficking criminals,” Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard told a news conference on July 8, saying officials in the country had stepped up measures. security at the border to prevent people from illegally crossing into the US, including installing large X-ray scanners.

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“Our strategic goal is to stop the tricks of human trafficking criminals,” Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard told a news conference on July 8, saying officials in the country had stepped up measures. security at the border to prevent people from illegally crossing into the US, including installing large X-ray scanners.

These large X-ray scanners help the authorities immediately detect people lying or sitting in hidden boxes or two-compartments on trucks across the border.

Ebrard said over the past two days, Mexican border forces have arrested more than 200 migrants hiding in the secret compartment of the cargo truck, of which dozens were detected by X-ray scanners. The same day, 228 other migrants were also discovered during a search in the southern state of Chiapas.

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These security measures were implemented weeks after Francisco Garduno, the former head of the Mexican prison system, was appointed head of the Mexican National Immigration Institute. In the first week of Garduno’s inauguration, INM found 800 migrants hiding in four cargo trucks in Veracruz state, eastern Mexico.

The latest efforts to stem the flow of refugees from Central America have been made by the Mexican government under a June 7 agreement with the United States. Under this agreement, US President Donald Trump will not impose tariffs on Mexican goods as threatened, in exchange for a commitment to reduce the influx of illegal immigrants into the United States.

The federal government represents the United States of Mexico and is divided into three branches: the executive, the legislative, and the judicial, established by the Mexican Constitution of the Constitution, published in 1917. The state must also establish a government based on a congressional system established according to the respective state regulations.