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Latino Daily News

Friday January 28, 2011

219 Migrants Found in Mexico Illegally Transported, Some From as Far as Sri Lanka

Mexican authorities have announced the discovery of 219 illegal migrants in the southern state of Chiapas, all were discovered squeezed in one trailer truck.

Mexican authorities stopped the truck at a routine inspection point on Wednesday but it refused to stop and a police chase ensued, when the truck finally stopped, the driver and passenger attempted to bribe the officers.

The migrants were mostly from nearby Central America but there were six from Sri Lanka and four from Nepal.  33 of the passengers were female and nine minors were also found.  All were deported on Thursday.