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More than 230 migrants were found in the trailer of a truck in Mexico

More than 230 migrants were found in the trailer of a truck in Mexico

The migrants traveled without food or ventilation / Photo: National Institute of Migration Mexico

More than 230 migrants from Guatemala and El Salvador They were found last night in the container of a truck while traveling through central Mexico, the Mexican authorities reported on Tuesday.

“While the truck was being inspected, blows and screams were heard in the back. When one of the doors was opened, a gate was exposed, girls and boys could be seen supported by adults,” reported the National Institute of Migration (INM). in a statement, the AFP news agency reported.

The migrants were located by Mexican agents and police on the highway that connects Mexico City with the state of Puebla, in the center of the country.

The agency added that 92 adults, 120 minors and 18 adolescents from Guatemala were traveling in the truck bed, along with a man from El Salvador.

The migrants traveled without food or ventilation.

Most of them travel clandestinely, hidden in cargo trucks, in overcrowded conditions and subjected to mistreatment at the hands of “polleros” / Photo: Mexico National Institute of Migration

Numerous undocumented migrants travel the routes of Mexico trying to reach the border with the United States to request refuge or cross irregularly.

Most travel clandestinely, hidden in cargo trucks, in overcrowded conditions and subjected to mistreatment at the hands of the “polleros”as people traffickers are known.

At the beginning of the month, some 18 people died and another 23 were injured after a bus carrying migrants fell into a ravine in the northwestern state of Nayarit.

Despite being demeaning and riskytravel is expensive and often financed by relatives in USA.

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