Central-American migrants rescued in Chiapas

The group of 136 men and 47 women come from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala.

English 03/10/2015 22:50 Oscar Gutiérrez/Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas Actualizada 22:50

A total of 183 Central-American migrants were rescued on a road of the southern state of Chiapas while traveling in a crowded trailer, and the authorities arrested six suspected human traffickers, according to the Office of the State Attorney General.

The trailer carrying the migrants was detected today on the Chánkala-Salto del Agua road in the municipality of Palenque, in the jungle region of Chiapas.

According to the Special Prosecutor for Crimes Against Immigrants, out of the total migrants rescued, 136 are men and 47 are women, and they come from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala.

The authorities also reported the arrest of the driver of the truck, a man escorting it on another car and two other men, along a minor who was traveling in the truck.