Tapachula, Chiapas — The government of Mexico implemented a special operation led by military, navy, federal police and immigration agents to detain more than 600 migrants.
The operation took place in the municipality junction of Metapa and Libramiento Sur where a fence of federal forces was placed to prevent their passage. Upon arriving at the Metapa de Domínguez junction, the migrants came across the military wall where they were invited by Mexican immigration agents to regularize their paperwork for Mexico.
The operation was overseen by the National Commission of Human Rights and non-governmental organizations that defend migrants. The group of approximately 600 left their home of San Pedro Sula on June 1, headed to the United States.
They were detained by Mexican authorities and taken to the Siglo 21 migratory station.