The Mexican government plans to improve railway surveillance and increase the speed of northbound trains to increase security.

Federal official Humberto Mayans said that the measures aim to fight human trafficking, strengthen railway security, and protect migrants who historically have jumped on the trains they call "The Beast" to get to the U.S.-Mexico border, reports

Mayans was recently appointed to head the federal government's southern border improvement plans.

He said the government plans to invest about $450,000 to improve railway infrastructure so trains can speed up. He didn't explain what the increased surveillance will entail.

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