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An immigration sweep for illegal workers in Cancun sees 6 detained

Cancun, Q.R. — An immigration sweep by the National Institute of Migration in Cancun has resulted in the detention and deportation of six women.

The women were discovered as workers in dance clubs after a mega-operation of 150 officers in 35 vehicles inspected Cancun bars in search of illegal workers. Both federal and immigration authorities toured Cancun bars looking for foreign dancers who are without the legal documents needed to live and or work in the country.

Photo: The National Institute of Migration

As a result of their efforts, six women who were found to be working as dancers in Cancun bars along Lopez Portillo Avenue between Uxmal and Torcasitas, were taken into INM custody after they were deemed unable to prove their legal status in Mexico.

All six were detained and transferred to the National Institute of Migration for processing.