23 September, 2022

in chihuahua, National Guard rescue migrants held by alleged extortionists

This Sunday a group of 57 migrants of alleged extortionists in the municipality of Jiménez, Chihuahua. According to reports nine of the 57 released, they were minors.

Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora

Mexico – Members of the National Guard (GN) rescued on Saturday in the vicinity of the municipality of Jiménez in the State of Chihuahua, a 57 migrants; nine of them, minors. In the place they also helped three people from the State of Mexico, and inside two vehicles they found heavy caliber weapons.

In total they were rescued 48 adults and nine minors, originally from Cuba, Guatemala, El Salvador and the Dominican Republic, who stated that armed persons stripped them of their belongings and requested information from their relatives in the United States and in their countries of origin to ask them for money.

This Sunday a group of 57 migrants of alleged extortionists in the municipality of Jimenez, Chihuahua. According to reports nine of the 57 released, they were minors.

According to reports from the National Migration Institute of Mexico, The arrest occurred after the help of a citizen complaint that reported a group of people held against their will on the road that leads from the town of Búfalo to Ciudad Jiménez, GN personnel implemented a search and location operation on the Hidalgo del Parral-Ciudad Jiménez highway section, where they observed, outside a building, four vehicles; two of them, passenger buses, and to one side of these several people, who, noticing the presence of the authority, fled to different directions.

Through voice commands, the national guardsmen asked them to stop and asked if they needed any help, so they returned to the place and admitted to being part of a group of migrants. Likewise, three people of Mexican origin approached who claimed to have been threatened and attacked by armed people, who had them held in that place.

The GN staff requested support from the National Migration Institute (INM), to transfer people to a migration station, in order to carry out the corresponding procedures to receive consular assistance, define their legal situation and, in your case, grant assisted return.

The people in the family nucleus and the minors were channeled to the System for the Integral Development of the Family (DIF) in the city of delights, for your care and accommodation.

While, the national guards established an operation to locate the possible aggressors, no positive results. When inspecting two trucks that were also at the scene, they located weapons, between these two long weapons, a smoke grenade, chargers, among other war supplies.