Six Lankans nabbed in Mexico

28 January 2011 02:26 am - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Mexican authorities nabbed a group of 219 immigrants in the southern state of Chiapas, Mexico on Wednesday night including six from Sri Lanka, El Universal newspaper reported on Thursday.

The immigrants were said to be traveling in 'inhumane conditions' in a trailer reported as stolen. The group included 177 men, 33 women and nine children. Of these, 169 were from Guatemala, 22 from El Salvador, 18 from Honduras, six from Sri Lanka and four from Nepal.

According to an official statement, security officials chased the truck after the driver didn't obey the stop sign at a checkpoint at a highway near Chiapa's state capital of Tuxtla Gutiérrez.

Upon inspection, the police located the 219 immigrants who asked for help. They received medical and psychological attention, as well as legal advice.

Abraham Rosales Francisco Jiménez and David González Serrano were arrested at the scene. During their statement, the immigrants said that they had been threatened to not reveal that they were traveling in the trailer. They paid 58 thousand quetzales (7,319.6 dollars) in total for the transportation.(BNO NEWS)

  Comments - 6

  • ampare son Friday, 28 January 2011 02:41 PM

    illigal immigrantcome some times eurpean too.

    nagu Friday, 28 January 2011 05:01 PM

    they have paid $7,400 to the smugglers, that is 750,000 and these people suppose to be poor ??? first need to check where these sri lankans got the mone? by illegal means, terrorists etc....

    Geriatrix Friday, 28 January 2011 08:58 AM

    don't you think for $7000 they could have gotten a more legal way of entering the US of A

    karuna Friday, 28 January 2011 04:19 AM

    Miracle of Asia!

    malkanthi Friday, 28 January 2011 05:23 AM

    So Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nepal and Sri Lanka must be having some similarity in their administration.

    citizen1 Friday, 28 January 2011 05:56 AM

    What a surprise (yawn)

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