Sun | Feb 18, 2018

65 persons found in cramped bus cargo hold

Published:Sunday | January 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MEXICO CITY (AP):

Authorities in Mexico say they have discovered 65 Central American migrants crowded inside the cargo hold of a passenger bus in the northern city of Saltillo.

The country's Immigration Institute said in a statement that the migrants showed signs of weakness, exhaustion and dehydration and were given water, food and medical attention.

Adults and children alike were in the cramped space hidden behind cardboard boxes. Sixty were from El Salvador, and five from Honduras.

The two drivers were arrested yesterday on suspicion of human trafficking.

Saltillo is in Coahuila state, which is across the border from Texas.