Dream short: Mexican security forces find 110 migrants in a locked tractor-trailer only four and a half hours away from reaching the US border
- 110 migrants from Central and South America were found in a tractor-trailer in the northeastern Mexican state of Nuevo León
- The truck driver was apprehended near a toll plaza in the city of Galeana — about four and a half hours from the United States border.
- Immigration officers and local police heard voices from the locked container and helped the group climb out
- Among the migrants, two unaccompanied children were identified who are being cared for by the local center of the National System of Integral Family Development
A group of 110 migrants from Central and South America were found in a tractor-trailer en route to Mexico’s border with the United States.
Security forces were discovered Thursday at a checkpoint on Federal Highway 57 in Galeana, a municipality in the northeastern Mexican state of Nuevo León.
Immigration officers and municipal police instructed the driver to both stop at a toll booth to conduct the inspection when they heard voices coming from the freight container, the National Institute of Migration said in a statement.
Footage released by the agency shows the migrants sitting and standing side by side in the cargo bed before being escorted out.
Security forces in Mexico have found 110 migrants hiding in a tractor-trailer that was stopped on Thursday near a toll booth on a highway in Galeana, a city in the northeastern Mexican state of Nuevo León.
In Galeana, Mexico, a total of 96 Guatemalans, seven Ecuadorians, five Salvadorans and two Hondurans were discovered in a tractor trailer on Thursday.
The group consisted of 96 Guatemalans, seven Ecuadorians, five Salvadorans and two Honduran nationals.
At least two children traveled without their parents. They were taken into custody at the Nuevo León of the National System of Integral Family Development.
Lone migrants and 10 family units were transferred to the state’s National Institute of Migration center for processing.
Mexico’s National Institute of Migration said two unaccompanied children were traveling in the group of 110 migrants from Central and South America smuggled to the United States-Mexico border
According to Mexico’s National Institute of Migration, there were 10 family units within the group of 110 migrants discovered trapped in a tractor trailer four and a half hours away from reaching the counter’s northern border with the United States.
The latest crackdown on the smuggling of migrants to the United States-Mexico border has been reported following the release of a monthly US Customs and Border Protection report reporting 2.4 million encounters with migrants crossing the border illegally. in fiscal year 2022, which expires from October 1, 2021 to September 30, 2022.
In fiscal year 2021, at least 1.73 million migrant bans were documented.
According to data released in August by the Mexican Attorney General, at least 77,498 foreigners were intercepted while being smuggled by criminal organizations between 2018 and 2022.
So far in 2022, 19,723 migrants have been rescued after 28,804 were found last year.
Since December 1, 2018, when President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s administration began, at least 2,286 people associated with migrant smuggling have been prosecuted.