Wednesday, July 24, 2013

94 Undocumented Immigrants Discovered In Cramped Trailer

Mexican authorities say, each undocumented immigrant paid $5,000 dollars to be transported from Guatemala to the U.S. border.

By H. Neleon Goodson
July 24, 2013

Tuxtla, Gutiérrez, Chiapas, Mexico - On Wednesday,  Jóse Luis Gómez Arceo, 44, from the Federal District of Mexico was taken into custody after Mexican state and federal police discovered at least 94 undocumented immigrants cramped in a trailer. Arceo who was driving the trailer has been charged with attempting to smuggle illegals into Mexico. He stopped at a border check point in Tuxtla Gutiérrez and authorities discovered the immigrants after an xray scan was conducted.
Police say, 45 were from Guatemala, 23 from El Salvador, 10 from Nepal, 9 from Bangladesh and 7 from Honduras. The immigrants were processed by state authorities, then they were turned over to the feds for deportation proceedings.
Some of the immigrants were treated for minor injuries and were travelling in inhumane conditions. 
The immigrants paid at least $5,000 each to be transported from Huehuetenango, Guatemala to the U.S. border, according to authorities. 

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