X-rays reveal 513 US-bound migrants crammed in trucks

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    • The x-ray view of the inside of a truck where 513 illegal immigrants were found in Tuxtla Gutierrez, northern Mexico, on May 17 in handout photo provided by ythe Government of Chiapas. Authorities detected two trucks with immigrants from at least nine countries, while the vehicles crossed a checkpoint with x-ray. According to National Migration Institute authorities this is the most important finding of immigrants in the country.
    TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico — Police in Mexico's southern Chiapas state found 513 migrants on Tuesday inside two trailer trucks bound for the United States, and said they had been transported in dangerously crowded conditions.

    Chiapas state police discovered the migrants while using X-ray equipment on the trucks at a checkpoint in the outskirts of city of Tuxtla Gutierrez.

    Some of the immigrants were suffering from dehydration after traveling for hours clinging to cargo ropes strung inside the containers to keep them upright as the trucks bounced along from the Guatemalan border, and allow more migrants to be more crammed in on the floor.

    The trucks had air holes punched in the tops of the containers, but migrants interviewed at the state prosecutors' office said they lacked air and water. The trucks were bound for the central city of Puebla, where the migrants said they had been told they would be loaded aboard a second set of vehicles for the trip to the U.S. border.

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