South American migrant traffickers take ever more risks to smuggle as many people in one go across the Mexico-US border apparently as immigration agents found no less than 103 Central American migrants (91 Hondurans, seven Guatemalans and five Salvadorans) in one freight trailer left by a roadside near the border.
The Mexican National Immigration Institute, the INM, stated that they “in collaboration with the Mexican army, rescued 103 migrants from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, who were abandoned inside a trailer near Ciudad Camargo, Tamaulipas.”
Soldiers on patrol heard faint cries of help from inside the trailer and went to have a look.
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Inside the truck, they found 67 adults, 24 accompanied minors and 12 unaccompanied minors. All those inside showed severe signs of dehydration having stayed inside the trailer well over 12 hours in suffocating conditions.
The National Human Rights Commission, later on, provided medical attention, water and food to the migrants.
In just the past several weeks some 700 Central American migrants were rescued by authorities as they tried to cross the border via Tamaulipas.