Cancun, Q.R. — Cancun authorities have taken a suspect into custody on charges of sheltering migrants. On Friday, the Secretariat for Citizen Security (SSC) were part of the arresting team of 29-year-old Ricardo “N”.
According to a report by Cancun Police, Ricardo “N” was detained “for his probable participation in the crime of sheltering, Article 159 of the Federal Migration Law.”
The announcement of his arrest came the day after Cancun police located nearly two dozen migrants inside a Cancun house. On Thursday, 22 illegal migrants from Brazil and India were located inside a home in SM 250.
They were found after police were tipped off. According to Cancun Police, “a citizen of Villas del Mar Plus reported seeing several people being forced into one of the houses and that several taxi units arrived at the same house with more people and food.”
When police arrived, “Ricardo “N” was observed leaving the home, but when he saw the presence of the police he threw the house keys towards the street and tried to run,” they said “ however he was captured by the agents.
“Inside the house people could be heard knocking on the door and when they noticed the presence of the police they began to shout in languages other than Spanish. The police managed to rescue 22 people, 20 of whom were men and two women, from Brazil and India.”