Mexico busts 2 trucks hiding 6 Ghanaians, one Cameroonian, 593 other migrants

Arrested Migrants sit in a complex field of Public Security in Mexico

Arrested Migrants sit in a complex field of Public Security in Mexico

Six Ghanaians and one Cameroonian were among 600 migrants found hidden in the back of two trucks in eastern Mexico on Friday.

The migrants were from 12 countries, but majority are from Guatemala, the government’s National Migration Institute (INM) said on Saturday.

The INM said 401 of the people were from Guatemala, 53 from Honduras, 40 from the Dominican Republic, 37 from Bangladesh, 27 from Nicaragua, 18 from El Salvador and eight from Cuba.

There were also four people from Venezuela, four men from Ecuador, a man from India in the two trailers discovered in Veracruz state.

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The institute said 455 of the migrants were male, and 145 female.

The people detained would either be sent home or given the chance to have their stay in Mexico regularized, it added.

Most migrants from Central America and the rest of the world who enter Mexico head for the United States and say they are seeking to escape poverty or violence in their homelands.