Mexican prosecutor's office finds 123 Central American migrants in a cargo truck

Mexican prosecutor's office finds 123 Central American migrants in a cargo truck



A group of 123 migrants, including 53 minors, was found in the box of a cargo truck in the southeastern state of Tabasco, announced today the Attorney General's Office (PGR, prosecutor) of Mexico.

The vehicle was stopped on the Villahermosa-Cárdenas highway as a result of an anonymous report and upon review, 70 adults and 53 minors of Central American origin were discovered, without detailing their nationalities.

In a statement, the PGR said that most likely the migrants would be transferred to Reynosa, in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas, on the border with the United States.

The migrants were placed in the custody of the National Institute of Migration (INM) of Mexico in order to fulfill the corresponding administrative procedures "with full respect for their human rights."

The arrest of this group of migrants comes at a time when the INM has issued a warning to the Honduran migrant caravan that it will prevent the entry into Mexico of people who do not meet the legal requirements.

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