10:41 - 31/07/2017
The Mexican authorities on Monday rescued 147 Central American migrants left in the wild in the state of Berracroth after forcing them to believe they were human smugglers to get off a tractor trailer they were traveling on to the United States.
"Migrants, 74 from Honduras, 59 from Guatemala, 13 from El Salvador and one from Nicaragua, were on board the trailer heading for the state of Tamaulipas, where they would eventually be smuggled into the United States," the National Migration Institute of Mexico said in a statement. "He said.
"According to immigrant testimony, the smugglers who used the Piracroth-Tampico route to reach the United States left the migrants in the wild where they had to hide in the bush," he said, adding that " Without food or water. Finished