Riviera Maya, Q.R. — During the first three weeks of October, 157 migrants were intercepted at the southern border of Quintana Roo by INM officers. In a briefing, the National Migration Institute (INM) reported that in coordination with other government agencies, 157 migrants were placed in their custody for entering the country illegally.
The migrants found were from Cuba, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and Belize. They said the operation was similar to another in the state of Guanajuato in central Mexico where 92 migrants from Cuba and Nicaragua were arrested when they passed through an immigration checkpoint.
Mexican authorities reported that the undocumented migrants were transferred to an immigration center where they will remain until their status is resolved.