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An operation to dismantle criminal organizations leads INM to discovery of more than 500 illegal residents

Mexico City, Mexico — In the course of one week, Mexican immigration officers reported finding more than 500 illegal people in the country. During a week-long operation, Instituto Nacional de Migración (INM) officers found 541 illegal people in five key areas of the country, one of which was Quintana Roo.

The operation, which took place from November 27 to December 3, discovered 541 illegal people in Veracruz, Sonora, Baja California, Mexico City and Quintana Roo. Personnel from INM, along with elements from the National Guard, the Attorney General’s Office (FGR) and Interpol, participated in the operation. The goal was to find and dismantle criminal organizations.

Representatives of INM detailed that as a result of the operation, 541 people from 19 different nationalities were found to be in Mexico illegally. They consisted of 271 from Guatemala, 162 from Honduras, 38 from El Salvador, 20 from Cuba, 17 from Nicaragua, seven from Haiti, five from Romania, four from Colombia and three people from Brazil.

INM says they also found two illegal residents each from the United States, Cameroon, Mali and Congo and as well as one from Chile, the Ivory Coast, Venezuela, Switzerland, Germany and Togo.

They say during their operation, information was obtained regarding people with probable ties to organized crime.