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INM finds 57 unaccompanied minors in back of crowded trailer during highway checkstop

Precos, Chihuahua — A truck carrying 57 minors was located in the state of Chihuahua Thursday by immigration officials. In coordination with Sedena, they were located at an immigration checkpoint on the Chihuahua-Ciudad Juárez highway.

The National Institute of Migration (INM), in coordination with the Ministry of National Defense (Sedena), rescued a total of 67 migrants in an overcrowded truck. The migrants were all from Guatemala and traveling in a crowded trailer of a truck.

Of the 67 inside, 57 were unaccompanied minors between the ages of 14 and 17 (43 boys and 14 girls). There were also eight adult men, and a family nucleus made up of a mother and her daughter, all with an irregular stay in the country.

They were located at the Precos immigration checkpoint located at kilometer 311 to 315 of the Chihuahua-Ciudad Juárez highway, where the vehicle was detected, stopped and inspected.

The family nucleus and unaccompanied minors will remain under the guardianship of the Office of the Attorney for the Protection of Girls, Boys and Adolescents of the Bravo District of the state of Chihuahua.

The driver of the unit that transported the migrants was arrested.