America-bound illegal immigrants: Crammed inside two tractor-trailers, detained by Mexican authorities

By on May 18, 2011 in Asia, United States, World Comments

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It was reported, May 17, 2011, that Mexican authorities stopped two tractor-trailers going to the United States on Tuesday as it carried more than 500 people believed to be illegal immigrants from Central America and Asia.

Apparently, the x-ray equipment detected the immigrants inside the tractor-trailers during routine inspection at checkpoints in the southern state of Chiapas, according to the state attorney general’s office.

Based on reports, authorities initially ordered the drivers to stop.  As similarly verified, both drivers suspiciously sped away but were immediately caught by police.

Additionally reported, police opened the tractor-trailers and allegedly found 513 people of different citizens coming from the countries of El Salvador, Ecuador, China, Japan, Guatemala, India, Nepal, Honduras and the Dominican Republic.

According to the attorney general through interviews, each person paid $7,000 to travel to the United States. Also, reports confirmed Mexico National Migration Institute‘s comment saying that the group had been traveling in”inhumane conditions”.

News updates currently attest that the group is now being provided  of food, shelter and medical assistance as they await for the formal arrangements by Mexican Federal Immigration authorities for them to return to their respective countries.

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