Tuesday, August 16

What is known about the 126 migrants rescued from an abandoned container in Guatemala

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Migrants discovered by the Guatemalan police.

Image source, Guatemala Police


The migrants were rescued by Guatemalan police on Saturday.

Crowded, abandoned and screaming for help inside a shipping container on the side of a road.

This is how the Guatemalan police found 126 migrants at dawn this Saturday, who were rescued between the towns of Nueva Concepción and Cocales, in the south of the country.

Shortly before, locals had reported that screams were heard inside the trailer, and they raised the alarm.

Authorities believe the migrants were abandoned by smugglers who had been paid to take them to the United States through Mexico.


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