24 September, 2022

They rescue in Puebla 116 migrants, including 4 Salvadorans, traveling in crowded conditions

The people were channeled to the INM facilities to continue with the administrative process.

Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora

Mexico – The National Institute of Migration (INM) of the Ministry of the Interior rescued in the state of Puebla a 116 people from Cuba, Nicaragua, The Savior, Honduras, Venezuela and Panama, transported in crowded conditions.

When carrying out migratory verification actions at a point on the Oaxaca – Izúcar de Matamoros International Highway, Federal Immigration Agents (AFM) they noticed a truck covered with a tarpaulin.

Photo: Courtesy Migration's national institute (INM).

In coordination with state police, the INM staff opened the truck where a total of six men and three minor women were transported, accompanied by their family member or guardian, as well as 73 men and 34 adult women.

Upon verifying his health condition, it was identified that 91 people rescued are from Cuba, 16 from Nicaragua, four from El Salvador, three from Honduras and one from Venezuela and Panama, respectively.

Photo: Courtesy Migration's national institute (INM).

The people were channeled to the INM facilities to continue with the administrative process., provide food and water; while the driver, his companion and the truck remained at the disposal of the corresponding authorities. The members of family nuclei were placed under the guardianship of the System for the Comprehensive Development of the Family (DIF) in the state.

In a statement, the INM reiterated its commitment to safe migration, neat and regular, with full respect for the rights of people in transit through national territory.