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2 More Arrested in Immigrants' Deaths

May 22, 2003|From Times Wire Reports

Two more men have been arrested for their suspected roles in a smuggling operation during which 19 illegal immigrants died in a sweltering trailer truck last week, authorities said.

Authorities believe Abelardo Flores, 31, arranged for the transportation of the 70 immigrants in the trailer. Also arrested was Victor Jesus Rodriguez. The two arrests brought the number of people in custody to six.

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