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Mexico

307 illegal migrants found inside trucks

MEXICO CITY - 5/14/2000 - Mexican authorities apprehended 307 illegal migrants from Central America who were being transported inside trucks to the United States, the Attorney General's Office said yesterday. The PGR said police Friday were checking vehicles on the road to the US border in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas when they found the Guatemalan and Honduran nationals inside four trucks. The migrants, including women and children, had paid up to $6,000 each. They had been transported by eight Mexicans, who were arrested, a PGR statement said. (Reuters)