The National Guard and the National Migration Institute (INM) assisted 93 migrants from Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Honduras in the state of Chiapas who were transferred in overcrowded conditions inside the box of a truck; of them, 63 were minors.
According to information from the INM, the events occurred when National Guard officers carried out security inspections at kilometer 124 + 000 of the Las Choapas-Ocozocoautla highway, where they had contact with a cargo truck that invaded the continuous longitudinal line, contravening the Traffic Regulations on Highways and Bridges of Federal Jurisdiction.
The agents of this institution marked the total stop to the driver to apply the corresponding infraction and when they approached the unit, they heard voices crying for help coming from the back of the truck, so when they opened the doors of the box they saw the people of Central American origin, who traveled in overcrowded conditions and who admitted they lacked documents to prove their legal stay in the country.
The migrants were transferred to the facilities of the National Migration Institute in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, where they were provided with water and food, while the corresponding process was followed to receive consular assistance. The minors alone and the family nuclei were taken to the System for the Integral Development of the Family (SNDIF) in the state of Chiapas, for their care and accommodation.
The driver of the truck was read the Bill of Rights that Assists People in Detention. Likewise, the National Registry of Detentions was carried out and, together with the vehicle, the driver was made available to the Attorney General’s Office (FGR), based in Tuxtla Gutiérrez.