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Latino Daily News

Saturday July 16, 2011

Two Mexican Men Charged with Smuggling 213 Central Americans into Mexico

Two Mexican Men Charged with Smuggling 213 Central Americans into Mexico

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A Mexican Court on Friday charged 2 men in Chiapas with smuggling 213 undocumented immigrants from Central America to Mexico.

The hundreds of illegal immigrants who were crammed inside a truck were described as being dehydrated and hungry. The truck was found near Mexico’s southern border, prosecutors said.

The state office of the Attorney General’s Office said in a statement that José Alfredo Toledo Ocaña and Fortunato Pérez Díaz are accused of violating the Immigration Act after transporting undocumented immigrants for financial gain. They were both arrested on June 12 when they were smuggling the 213 immigrants from El Salvador, Honduras, Brazil and Dominican Republic.

According to the Attorney General of the State of Chiapas, each of the 513 migrants are believed to have paid around $7,000 to be smuggled into the United States