Monterrey (Mexico), Mar 27 (EFE).- Mexican authorities found a group of 93 migrants, originally from India, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Ecuador, in the municipality of Juárez, Nuevo Leon, bordering the United States. , where they were packed into the bed of a cargo truck.
The events took place on Monday on the Anillo Periférico 100 highway at the height of the San Juan neighborhood (nearby), where elements of the Fuerza Civil state police corporation observed the presence of a unit stationed at the border.
Uniformed officers approached the vehicle, where they encountered a 28-year-old man named Gerardo “N,” who said he had stopped at the location to satisfy his physiological needs.
However, while they were talking to the man, police officers heard noises and mumbling from inside the unit, so they reconsidered.
The State Security Secretariat established that 93 people were seen huddled together in poor conditions because they were tired and hungry.
Of the total number of migrants, 64 were adults (20 females and 44 males) and 29 were minors (19 boys and 10 females).
They came from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Ecuador and India, but the corresponding amount for each country was not specified.
Elements of the Civil Force sought the support of the National Institute of Migration (INM) to exercise medical opinion on the population.
For his part, the driver of the unit was detained and placed in the custody of the Federal Public Ministry at the facilities of the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic (FGR).
Deaths of migrants in crowded trucks have sparked alarm in Mexico, where on February 7, 14 foreigners died in a traffic accident in Nuevo Leon.
There are 2.76 million undocumented migrants detained at the US-Mexico border in fiscal year 2022 and according to data from the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the flow of migrants into Mexican territory has increased by 8%.
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