Mexican police saved 359 migrants from Central America stuffed in a tractor-trailer headed for the U.S. border Saturday.
The rescue happened after 3:30 a.m. local time Saturday in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, as the tractor-trailer’s driver pulled up to a highway checkpoint, Mexico’s National Immigration Institute (INM) wrote in a statement, according to reports.
When INM agents approached the tractor-trailer, they heard voices coming from the back, and found 359 migrants when they opened the vehicle’s doors. The driver was then taken into custody by Mexican federal prosecutors.
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