Authorities hold & # 39; human smugglers & # 39; transporting nearly 200 migrants from Central America in southeastern Mexico
- State police in Veracruz, Mexico and the National Guard detained 10 people suspected of trafficking in migrants from Central America on Wednesday.
- A checkpoint inspection of three buses led to the Mexican authorities discovering 195 migrants
- The group included 171 nationals from Guatemala, 20 from Honduras and four from El Salvador
- The migrants were placed under custody of the National National Immigration Institute
Authorities in southeastern Mexico have arrested a group of human traffickers after being intercepted with three buses with at least 200 migrants.
State police officers in Veracruz and National Guard made the discovery at a checkpoint Wednesday in Vista Hermosa, a city in the state of Veracruz.
The office of the Public Security Secretariat [SSP] said it detained 195 migrants from Central America, including 171 nationals from Guatemala.
The law enforcement agency also listed 20 people from Honduras and another four from El Salvador among the undocumented migrants who were smuggled in three separate buses.
The SSP said the group consisted of 115 men, 80 women and 83 children.
Mexican authorities rescued 195 Central American migrants hunted Wednesday by alleged traffickers in southeastern Mexico
The migrants were placed under custody of the National Immigration Institute for processing.
Local media reported that the smugglers were trying to escape, but their attempt was quickly halted. The suspects were identified as Adolfo, Isauro, Ronaldo, Humberto, Mario Iván, Enrique, Vicente, Juan Carlos, Nidia y Gretel.
Mexican law prohibits law enforcement agencies from releasing the surname of suspects arrested for suspected criminal activities.
Since the fall of 2018, Mexico has faced a sea of migrants traveling through the country hoping to reach the United States to apply for asylum, despite President Donald Trump's anti-immigration policy to deter immigrants from entering the United States to come in.
The Trump government has put pressure on countries in Central America to intensify their efforts to prevent people from reaching the American border.
In May, Trump threatened Mexico with rates unless it met. The counterpart of the American leader in Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, offered 6,000 National Guard soldiers to help stop the flow of migrants across the southern border of Mexico with Guatemala and ordered 15,000 patrols on the 1,954-mile border between Mexico and The United States.
The Public Security Secretariat [SSP] said it had detained 195 migrants from Central America, including 171 nationals from Guatemala who were illegally transported in three buses by suspected traffickers. The agency also said the group consisted of 20 people from Honduras and another four from El Salvador
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