61 migrants from Central, South America rescued in Mexico

Mexico City, June 12 (IANS) Mexico’s federal agents and marines rescued 61 Central and South American migrants during two different operations, federal and state authorities said on Saturday.

Twenty-one migrants from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Colombia were discovered confined in a house in Reynosa, a city on the Mexico-US border on Monday night, Xinhua reported.

The migrants, including at least one minor, were being kept captive by smugglers who were allegedly stealing them to the US, authorities said.

Two vehicles carrying 40 migrants on a highway in Cardenas, a city in southeast Mexico, was intercepted in a separate operation.

Women and children were among the migrants, who were allegedly from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, local newspaper El Heroico reported.

Two Honduran men were detained for being allegedly responsible for transporting the migrants.

–IANS

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