authorities have discovered 31 undocumented immigrants locked in
a windowless trailer and arrested the driver and two others, the
Voice of America reported.
say officers in Veracruz made the find May 25 after they heard noises
coming from both the interior and small holes bored into the side
of the vehicle. On opening the door, police found the 31, including
seven women and two children.
say the undocumented immigrants came from El Salvador, Guatemala
and Honduras. Officials also say the immigrants had paid for passage
through Mexico – a crossing point for Central Americans trying to
reach the United States illegally.
this month, police in Mexico's southern state of Chiapas found 92
illegal immigrants packed into a refrigerated tractor-trailer headed
north. Police arrested the truck's 38-year-old driver and turned
his passengers over to immigration officials.
police surveillance of trucks follows the deaths of 19 immigrants
who were trapped inside a trailer found abandoned in southern Texas
recently. Several suspects have been arrested in the incident, which
has been described as the deadliest smuggling operation in the United