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Group held against their will rescued from Cancun hotel

Cancun, Q.R. — A group of illegal migrants were removed from a Cancun hotel Thursday in a coordinated operation. The operation was lead by agents of the Secretariat for Citizen Security in a central Cancun hotel where the group were reportedly being held against their will.

At least three patrol units were seen parked outside the Cancun hotel on José López Portillo Avenue around 1:00 p.m. The people from inside are said to be from Nepal, India, Venezuela, Honduras, Colombia and China.

They were removed from the hotel and transferred to a city shelter in the police units. The operation is the result of a follow-up by relatives of two Colombian who were reported missing in Cancun.

According to a Thursday afternoon briefing by the Secretaría de Seguridad Ciudadana (SSC), they “rescued people of different nationalities in Cancun. In a coordination job, the Secretary of Citizen Security of Quintana Roo managed to rescue several people of different nationalities that they kept hidden in a hotel in the center of the city of Cancun.

“The people are in a safe shelter. They have been medically evaluated. They are proving their immigration status before the competent authorities. Complete information will be released shortly through the official networks of this agency,” the SSC posted, however, as of reporting Friday morning, there was no SSC or FGE update.