Mexico finds 213 migrants crammed in truck

By: AP
By: AP

TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico - A Mexican immigration official
says 213 Central and South American migrants were discovered
crammed into a tractor trailer with no food or water in the
southern border state of Chiapas.

The federal immigration official, who spoke on condition of
anonymity because he was not authorized to speak on the record,
says the migrants were discovered by federal police at a highway

The official said Sunday the truck driver and his assistant were
both detained and that the migrants were given food and water and
are awaiting deportation. Brazilians, Guatemalans and El
Salvadorans were among those apprehended.

Each year, hundreds of thousands of illegal migrants cross
Mexico's southern border on their way to the United States.

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