Merida, Yucatan — More than 240 illegal migrants were picked up by INM officials in 48 hours in the state of Yucatan. In a report, the National Institute of Migration (INM) said that the first discovery was made after a checkpoint inspection of two buses.
On April 14, the Secretary of Public Security of the State (SSP) of Yucatán detained 155 foreign migrants who were found in the county illegally. They were located at a highway checkpoint along a section of Campeche-Merida roadway.
On board, authorities reported finding 155 people, 67 people from Guatemala, 45 from India, nine from Brazil, nine from Dominican Republic, seven from Honduras, seven from Cuba, six from Vietnam and five from El Salvador.
According to information from the Yucatan SSP, the migrants were traveling in two buses that were inspected by the authorities in charge of public security at the checkpoint located on the Campeche-Mérida highway in the municipality of Umán.
Supported by the SSP of Yucatán and elements of the National Guard (GN), INM received the foreigners who were taken in three buses to the institute’s facilities.
The following day on April 15, another 86 migrants were discovered walking a section of Merida-Valladolid highway outside the town of Holactún.
From that group, INM reported that 60 were natives of India (3 women, 53 adult men and 4 minors), 24 were from Guatemala (3 women and 18 adult men, as well as 3 minors) and two from El Salvador (one woman and one man of legal age).