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INM sweep locates four illegal people between Cozumel, Isla Mujeres

Cozumel, Q.R. — Four people were transferred to INM facilities over the weekend after they were discovered in the country illegally.

Two women found without proper immigration papers were escorted from the island of Cozumel. The two females were located inside the San Miguel ferry dock where both INM officers and elements of the National Guard had set up an operation to detect illegal people.

Both women were attempting to enter the island when, during a routine review, they were found to be undocumented. Both were detained by the National Guard at the request of the National Migration Institute (INM).

Both women, who are reported to be Americans, had crossed from Playa del Carmen. They were transferred to INM facilities.

Two more people were also removed from Isla Mujeres over the weekend after being found illegally in the country. A man from Uruguay and a woman from Argentina were taken into custody after officers from the National Institute of Migration (INM) located them.

Both were found selling jewelry along Hidalgo Avenue. They were transferred to a navy vessel and escorted to the mainland where INM officials drove them to Cancun. The pair were located during a tour by immigration officials on Saturday.

In June, INM said they were aware of foreigners working on the island without the necessary legal documents. Check points were set up in various areas of Isla Mujeres both day and night.