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They rescue 221 migrants in Veracruz

Elements of the Ministry of Public Security secured, in different regions of Veracruz, a total of 221 Central American migrants.

As part of the Veracruz-Tabasco Interstate operation, the troops stopped the advance of the migrants, including 15 minors, from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua.

In an official report, the agency reported that they also managed to arrest 11 individuals for alleged human trafficking.

In the municipality of Agua Dulce, 85 migrants were detained and Juan Alberto “N” was apprehended, securing him an Acura TL, license plates NJN9022. In Coatzacoalcos, they protected nine Honduran citizens.

Later, in Las Choapas, they found another 21 people from Honduras, detained nine people and secured six vehicles in which the migrants were transported.

In the municipality of Río Blanco, state police and personnel from the National Migration Institute (INM) located 106 Central Americans.

They all received medical attention and food, then they were referred to the INM in order to determine their situation in the country.


After operations against crime, state elements rescued 13 migrants who were abandoned in a home waiting to cross into the United States.

The State Secretariat of Public Security reported that the group included 4 Central Americans, 1 South American and 8 Mexicans.

The events were recorded this Friday, after around 3:00 p.m. state agents were conducting security tours in the vicinity of the Section 11 neighborhood.

Then they detected two people who were walking, who, upon noticing the police presence, began to run, so they proceeded to follow them, catching up meters later when they tried to enter a property.

After interviewing them, they said they were migrants and were staying at that address, from which a group of people came out, identifying 3 Guatemalans; 1 Honduran, 1 Ecuadorian and 8 Mexicans.

Once they were given hydration and provided face masks to prevent the coronavirus, state officials requested the support of personnel from the National Institute of Migration, for the care of foreigners and the review of their legal status in the country.

Regarding the rescued Mexicans, they were released, said the authority.