91 Cubans arrested in Mexico, along with the coyote who transported them in his truck

91 Cubans arrested in Mexico, along with the coyote who transported them in his truck

The increase in checkpoints with the presence of military and immigration agents has complicated the transit of migrants through Mexico. This Wednesday, a cargo truck was intercepted in the state of Puebla with 116 people with irregular stay, among whom there were 91 Cubans.

The migrants came from the state of Oaxaca and their final destination was the city of Torreón, in Coahuila, a border area with the United States. “The driver charged them 2,000 per adult and 500 per child,” he explained to 14ymedio an officer of the National Guard, Javier Ordóñez. “We are talking about 223,000 pesos for the driver who, obviously, has only been in the car for a short time. coyote“, he added.

The Government of Mexico has detected in that region several networks of smugglers that charge between 4,500 and 10,000 dollars to travelers to the US In addition, the so-called central region is one of the main routes exploited by traffickers to transport Cubans in vans and cargo trucks.

Ordóñez specified that the official figures of the Immigration Policy Unit have registered the arrest of 2,199 undocumented immigrants, but these correspond only to the count in the buses. “In July and so far in August the figure triples, only from Cuba there are 790 who were handed over to Migration,” the official explained.

“In July and so far in August the figure triples, from Cuba alone there are 790 who were handed over to Migration,” the official explained.

According to a statement of the National Migration Institute, in addition to the Cuban migrants, 16 people from Nicaragua, four from El Salvador, three from Honduras and one from Venezuela and Panama, respectively, were traveling in the truck.

“Among the insured there are 27 who had already been detained, so they will be repatriated,” Ordóñez anticipates.

In seven months, the Government of Mexico has expelled 1,459 citizens. During the current fiscal year, 157,339 Cubans arrived in the United States by land, including the border with Canada.

This Thursday, the Mexican authorities reported that the five Cubans who were traveling hidden in a garbage truck, along with 40 other migrants, were given a safe-conduct to leave the country within 20 days.

The newsroom of this newspaper received the complaint that the Cuban Dayhana Varona Llorente is being held illegally in the Acayucan immigration station, in the state of Veracruz. The 34-year-old from Havana has an injunction to carry out her immigration regulation process in freedom, but the director of the office, Jorge Alejandro Palaus Hernández, refuses to abide by the order issued by the judge.

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