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  • Guatemalans, Salvadorans and Hondurans were found crammed in a truck.

    Guatemalans, Salvadorans and Hondurans were found crammed in a truck. | Photo: National Institute of Migration

Published 4 February 2018
Opinion

The undocumented immigrants were traveling “in overcrowded, unhygienic conditions, without adequate ventilation, and without water or food.”

Mexican military discovered almost 200 undocumented immigrants – who hail from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras – trying to make their way to the United States.

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Reports stated that about 80 minors were among the group of individuals who unsuccessfully tried to cross the border. Representatives of the National Institute of Migration (INM) and the Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena) confirmed that the incident had taken place.

Three people of Mexican descent have been detained in relation to the failed attempt at trafficking.

The group of undocumented immigrants was reportedly traveling “in overcrowded, unhygienic conditions, without adequate ventilation, and without water or food.”

They had to battle with immobility, inadequate food, water and oxygen supply while crammed into two trailers.

Mexican forces Photo: Reuters

On Friday, another group of over 100 had been found, similarly in a truck. There were 83 Hondurans, 14 Salvadorans and six men from Guatemala, an INM statement said.

Authorities said they had all displayed signs of dehydration and were subsequently taken to the Municipal Auditorium where they received water, food and medical attention.

The statement added that all appropriate consulates were contacted for “assistance from the authorities of their countries of origin.”

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