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  HOME | Mexico

Mexico Intercepts 63 Guatemalans Headed for U.S.

SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS, Mexico – Mexican police intercepted 63 U.S.-bound undocumented Guatemalan migrants in the southeastern border state of Chiapas, authorities said.

Cops and personnel from the INM immigration agency found the migrants after municipal authorities in Venustiano Carranza reported “the suspicious presence of three vehicles that transported apparently foreign persons,” the state government said.

The 52 men and 11 women, all of them in their early-to-mid-20s, were found crammed into three pickup trucks, according to a statement.

The migrants identified themselves as citizens of neighboring Guatemala and said they paid the drivers of the trucks to transport them to Tuxtla Gutierrez, capital of Chiapas, where they were to be put into contact “with other people to continue their route to the United States,” the state Attorney General’s Office said.

Authorities took the migrants to an INM facility in Comitan, Chiapas.

The INM provided the travelers with food, water and medical care and began the process of repatriating them to Guatemala.

The drivers, also Guatemalan, were handed over to federal prosecutors and will likely face charges for human trafficking, the Chiapas AG’s office said.

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