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Arrest Made in Deaths of 11 Smuggled on Train

January 13, 2003|From Times Wire Reports

Police have arrested a smuggler in Mexico in connection with the deaths of 11 migrants who were trapped inside a U.S. grain car, federal prosecutors said. They said Lorenzo Cuellar de Lira was part of an international gang that helped the migrants board the train in which they died.

Workers at a grain elevator in Denison, Iowa, found the victims in October as the employees prepared to clean grain cars. The car had been latched from the outside and there was no evidence of food or water inside.

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