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300 National Guard members sent to protect Mexico-Belize border

Chetumal, Q.R. — Hundreds of members of the National Guard have arrived in the southern portion of the state of Quintana Roo in a bid to secure the Mexico-Belize border from illegal immigrants.

The arrival of the 300 guards is meant for direct support for the National Institute of Migration to stop the flow of more Central Americans from illegally entering Mexico. The members of the National Guard were sent to the border as per an agreement made with the US to help curb the flow of migrants who cross through Mexico to reach the United States.

In addition to personnel, surveillance has also been reinforced at border points such as the town of La Unión and the Chactemal and Subteniente López bridges.

The move comes the same week as the announcement by the government of Mexico that all passengers using the ADO bus service will be required to produce identification before boarding.

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