MEXICO CITY (AP) – Mexican immigration agents say they have rescued 150 migrants who were packed into the freight compartment of a truck without adequate water.
The migrants are mainly from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. They told investigators they paid smugglers between $1,750 and $3,000 to be taken to the U.S. border.
The National Immigration Institute said Monday the migrants had been in the truck for 14 hours without being given food or water. The institute said some of the migrants were almost losing consciousness.
Four suspected Mexican migrant traffickers were detained when the truck was stopped in the north-central state of Zacatecas.
Central American migrants have had to find new routes to the U.S. border since Mexico began raiding a freight train they used to ride.