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A group of Sri Lankan illegal immigrants have been arrested in Mexico while heading for the United States in “subhuman conditions” on a truck with Mexican Social Security Institute logos, the Mexican media reported.

The Sri Lankan were among a group of 60 illegal immigrants suffering from dehydration found by police packed into a trailer in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, the Latin American Herald Tribune said.

The migrants, who are from Central America, India and Sri Lanka, were traveling in “subhuman conditions” on a truck with Mexican Social Security Institute logos, the government of Chiapas, which is on the border with Guatemala, said.

The illegal immigrants were found during an X-ray inspection at a checkpoint in the city of Tuxtla Gutierrez, the capital of Chiapas.

The truck driver, a Mexican citizen, was turned over to federal prosecutors, Chiapas state officials said, adding that the vehicle was stolen in Mexico City in February.

The migrants – 45 men and 15 women – were treated for dehydration by doctors.

The group, made up of 30 Salvadorans, 15 Guatemalans, five Hondurans, seven Sri Lankans and three Indians, was headed for the United States, the report said.
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  • Tuesday, 01 June 2010 06:20 AM

    FOOLS, If i were the driver I would have asked them to come by Train or Busses in small groups and finally picked them up like 25 miles close to the border.No wonder they are sent back on a daily basis across the border from USA.

    Tuesday, 01 June 2010 07:03 AM

    Probably some VIPs heading for a transnational government of eelam conference.

    Tuesday, 01 June 2010 03:05 AM

    We are unstoppable!

    Tuesday, 01 June 2010 04:00 AM

    Oh! Sri Lankans everywhere, keeping its flag flying high!!!!

    Tuesday, 01 June 2010 04:24 AM

    Guess they are from which ______ of Sri lankans?

    Tuesday, 01 June 2010 04:36 AM

    Now we can see some peaceful atmosphere in Sri Lanka after killing terrorist leader. So why migrate from Sri Lanka?

    Tuesday, 01 June 2010 04:56 AM

    The best way to flee 2 USA is via Cuba not Mexico

    Tuesday, 01 June 2010 04:58 AM

    Man's eagerness to earn more than what he has, creates these types of problems.....!!!

    Tuesday, 01 June 2010 05:07 AM

    Go on bashing USA & then on the sly trying to enter that country.Way to go Sri Lankans.


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