Mexico City, Nov 20 (EFE).- Authorities have rescued 600 migrants, including 145 women, from Latin America, Asia, and Africa, crammed into two trailers in the southeast of Mexico, the National Migration Institute said Saturday.
The migrants are from 12 countries, the institute said in a brief statement. The majority of them, 401, are from Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua.
Thirty-seven belonged to Bangladesh, six from Ghana, one each from India and Cameroon.
The “rescue,” as the Mexican authorities call the interception of migrants, occurred on Friday, but the Saturday reported it on Saturday afternoon.
The institute said it carried out the administrative immigration procedure “with adherence and respect for the rights of people in the context of mobility.”
The discovery of migrants comes as two caravans, one in Veracruz and the other in Chiapas, on the border with Guatemala, have garnered national attention in recent weeks.
The region is experiencing a record migratory flow to the United States.
The US has recorded 1.7 million illegal immigrants on the border with Mexico between October 2020 and September 2021.
Mexico has found more than 190,000 undocumented immigrants from January to September, about three times more than a year ago.
The country has deported almost 74,300 illegal immigrants, government data showed. EFE