Migrants from 12 countries under 600 found in two trucks in Mexico

migrants walk up a viaduct in a caravan on its way to the northern border, in Tapanatepec, Mexico, Nov. 9, 2021. REUTERS/Jacob Garcia

MEXICO CITY, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Migrants from 12 countries were under 600 people found hidden in the back of two trucks in Eastern Mexico on Friday, most of she from neighboring Guatemala, the government That reports the National Migration Institute (INM) on Saturday.

The INM said 401 of the people came 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 six men from Ghana, four people from Venezuela, four men from Ecuador, a man from India and a man from Cameroon in discovered the two trailers in Veracruz state.

The institute said 455 of the migrants were men and 145 women. The people held would either be sent home of 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 looking for escape poverty of violence in their homeland.

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Reporting by Lizbeth Diaz; Editing by Sandra Maler

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