SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA CASAS, Mexico – Mexican authorities have discovered 219 migrants squeezed into a trailer truck in the southern state of Chiapas.
The Chiapas state government says in a statement that the driver and another person tried to bribe police who stopped the truck.
The statement Thursday said most of the migrants are from Central America but six are from Sri Lanka and four are Nepalese. Thirty-three are women and nine are minors.
The statement said police chased down the truck Wednesday when the driver refused to stop for inspection at a checkpoint.
The migrants were being deported Thursday.
Hundreds of thousands of migrants travel through Mexico each year in the hopes of reaching the United States.