10 Syrian migrants found on commercial bus in Mexico
Mexican immigration authorities found 10 migrants from Syria, in addition to 6 others from Central and South American countries on Thursday when they were traveling in two buses passenger buses of a commercial line in the state of Nuevo Leon, northern Mexico.
In a statement, the National Institute of Migration (INM) reported that the foreigners were located at a checkpoint at kilometer 32 of the Monterrey-Monclova highwaynorth of the country.
In addition to the 10 migrants from Syriatwo from Ecuador, two from Colombia and two from Honduras, who were traveling in two buses of the “Frontera” line, were found.
Authorities indicated that due to the fact that they lacked documentation to be legally in the country they were. sent to the INM facilitieslocated in the municipality of Guadalupe, near the city of Monterrey, capital of the state of Nuevo León.
Traveling incognito inside commercial buses is one of the many ways of crossing Mexico used by migrants after paying thousands of dollars to human traffickers.
The region is experiencing a record migratory flow, with 2.76 million undocumented persons. apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border in FY2022.