Foreign news reports quoting an official source have stated that a group of 76 undocumented immigrants from Central America and Sri Lanka were rescued with signs of dehydration from inside a semi-trailer left abandoned in the southeastern state of Chiapas in Mexico.
The Latin America Herald Tribune has quoted the Chiapas delegation of the federal Attorney General’s Office saying that a semi trailer was found at Kilometer 21 (Mile 13) on the Villaflores-Ocozocoautla highway.
An anonymous report alerted cops to the plight of 76 immigrants found inside the truck “in a space approximately 3 meters (10 feet) wide by 8 meters (28 feet) long, and who showed visible signs of dehydration,” the source had said.
The immigrants, who had no proof they were in the country legally, have reportedly said they were from Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Sri Lanka.
The source had not said how many were from which country or the number of men and women, nor if there were any children.
According to the news report, all were sent to the National Migration Institute for possible deportation, while the AG’s office investigates to find out who put the undocumented immigrants in that situation.