[size=36]Mexico arrests 51 illegal immigrants[/size]
announced that the Mexican authorities for the arrest of 51 illegal immigrants were on board a truck crammed in the state of Zacatecas , north of the country.
In a statement issued Monday, the Mexican Ministry of Public Security said the operation took place in the Concepcion del Oro area when security forces with X-ray detectors found several people on board a truck.
The 51 foreigners are from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Ecuador, including 21 minors, the ministry said, noting that they will all be repatriated.
During the operation, security forces arrested the truck driver, who was transporting illegal immigrants with 225,000 pesos (about $ 11,800) in cash, the statement said.
The number of illegal immigrants crossing Mexico to the United States has risen sharply since October 2018, straining ties between the United States and its southern neighbor.
Against the backdrop of the threat of trade sanctions launched by the US administration, Donald Trump, the government of Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador agreed in June to tighten its immigration policy and take additional security measures along the routes used by immigrants. The Mexican government More than 21 thousand security personnel on its borders