Cancun, Q.R. – Two men were arrested Friday at the Cancun International Airport for attempting to board a plane with false documents.
The pair, who were both from El Salvador, were arrested by Federal police after one was found carrying a fake National Electoral Institute (INE) voter card.
The pair said that after two-and-a-half days of travel, they arrived in Mexico by bus. While in the state of Chiapas, one was given a Mexican INE voter card and Mexican birth certificate. They explained that they paid nearly $7,000 for the trip and the fake identification.
They then left Chiapas for Cancun. From Cancun the pair were attempting to board an Interjet flight bound for Monterray, however around 10:30 a.m., they were intercepted by Federal police in Cancun who took the pair aside for separate routine inspections. When their stories became contradictions, they were asked to produce official identification.
The elder of the two was found carrying the false INE card and Mexican birth certificate. The younger man did not have any identification. Their final destination, they said, was the United States. Both were taken before the Attorney General’s Office and will be handed over to the National Migration Institute (INM).