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The body of a woman, believed to be pregnant according to American police, was found in a river in New York state. A smuggler had organized this illegal expedition.

Mexican migrant dies after crossing Canada-US border

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Criminal networks organize the transport of migrants from Canada to the United States.

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The American dream turned into a nightmare for Ana Karen Vasquez-Flores.

The latter's body was found, lifeless, on December 14 by agents of the Clinton Sheriff's Office, in New York State.

According to local authorities, he was lying in the Chazy River, which flows not far from the village of Champlain, south of the Canadian-American border.

Before this tragedy, Ana Karen Vasquez-Flores, a 33-year-old Mexican, had left Canada clandestinely on the evening of December 11, reveals American police.

Ana entered the United States illegally, with the help of a smuggler.

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She had planned to meet an acquaintance here in the United States. But she did not arrive at the meeting point, Major Nicholas Leon explained to Radio-Canada, specifying that the victim seemed pregnant.

It was the person she was supposed to meet who contacted the US border patrol to report her disappearance.

After two days After searching, we found it in the river. It appears that she drowned, but the official cause of death is not yet known, adds Major Leon.

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Major Nicholas Leon is the Unit Commander for the Clinton County Sheriff's Office in New State York.

Earlier this year, in March, eight people have already lost their lives trying to enter the United States illegally.< /p>

Two families of Indian and Romanian origins perished while crossing the St. Lawrence River, on the territory of the Akwesasne reserve. The investigation, led by Akwesasne police, is still ongoing.

A few weeks earlier, the body of a Haitian migrant, Fritznel Richard, had also been found lifeless in a wooded area in Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle. He headed towards the United States on foot before getting lost and freezing to death.

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The body of Fritznel Richard was found in January 2023 near Roxham Road.

As recently revealed by Investigation, numerous criminal networks have set up along the Canadian-American border in recent months to organize clandestine crossings.

Some even have ties to powerful organizations, such as the Mexican cartels.

This phenomenon has led to a considerable increase in American interceptions in this region, between Quebec and the states of New York and Vermont, known as the Swanton sector.

During the first ten months of the year, more than 6,500 migrants were arrested, including 1,074 in the month of October alone .

A situation that worries the American authorities. “Don’t take risks,” wrote the border services in this sector on social networks, referring to this “tragedy”.

The dangers along our northern border are real and unforgiving.

A quote from Customs and Border Protection at Swanton Sector

[Dramas] will happen more and more, Major Leon fears.

At the beginning of the month, the Clinton County sheriff had to x27;elsewhere sounded the alarm in front of elected representatives of the American Congress.

It is crucial that Congress act now to secure the border and protect our communities, he proclaimed in front of Democratic and Republican representatives, referring to a “border crisis” between Canada and the United States.

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