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Bacalar authorities find abandoned tour bus with 67 from ‘unknown origin’ on board

Bacalar, Q.R. — Officers from the National Migration Institute (INM) were called to the town of Limones after responding police located an abandoned bus of migrants. The abandoned passenger bus was reported to authorities who arrived to find 67 people on board.

The 67 illegal passengers were found on a marked tour bus after its driver abandoned the scene. Personnel from the Instituto Nacional de Migración (INM) were called to assist with the finding of the illegal migrants of “unknown origin”.

In a brief note, the Secretaría de Seguridad Ciudadana said “elements of the Secretariat of Citizen Security in coordination with members of the National Guard and the National Migration Institute, carried out the location of 67 people, including men, women, girls and boys of unknown origin, who were inside a passenger bus that had been abandoned by the driver in the community of Limones, in the municipality of Bacalar.”

According to early information, the bus driver fled after hitting another vehicle. According to the driver of the hit car, he called police after being rear ended by the bus. That was when the bus driver took off.

Police, Guardia Nacional and INM are at here at the scene of the abandoned tour bus carrying 67 illegal migrants. Photo: SSC April 24, 2024.

All 67 illegal migrants were transferred to the facilities of the National Migration Institute for the corresponding procedures.