The Attorney General’s Justice Office reported that a group of 50 migrants who were traveling in a passenger bus from the central state of San Luis Potosí to Nuevo León in the north of the country were abducted. Tuesday new lion.
He said the incidents were reported on Monday in San Luis Potosi’s border with Nuevo León where the complaint was lodged and that the two drivers were also kidnapped.
“During the early hours of May 15, 2023, the owner of a (passenger) bus that was transporting a group of foreign migrants learned, through the vehicle’s GPS location, that in the state of San Luis Potosí, it was out Its Way”, elaborates FGJNL.
They were also told that the vehicle “remained motionless for 30 minutes and the passengers were deprived of their liberty by armed and hooded men.”
The Nuevo León prosecutor’s office reported that as a result of these incidents, the owner of the bus filed a complaint for theft of the unit in San Luis Potosí and, thereafter, the two prosecutors work together.
He also assured that “he does not have further details” of the migrants deprived of their liberty as he said that “the complaint was filed in San Luis Potosí and it is up to that social representation to detail the information.”
Later, Gerardo Palacios, head of the Nuevo León Public Security Secretariat, reported that the National Guard confirmed that the incidents in which people traveling on the bus and being deprived of their liberty occurred in the territory of San Luis Potosí state. ,
“On this side (Nuevo León), the State Police Fuerza Civil has managed to locate in the open air and with the help of several foreigners, who confirm this information (scenes of the events) in their first interviews and who managed to reach Will escapes his captors and enters San Luis to safety in the territory of Nuevo León.
In addition, he said that the National Guard bases its claims on satellite tracking “which provides irrefutable data.”
Overnight, nine people originally from Venezuela and Honduras, who were among those kidnapped and who managed to escape from their captors, were located in San Luis Potosí after becoming lost along a highway.
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For its part, the San Luis Potosi Attorney General’s Office (FGJSLP) issued a statement in which it reported the discovery of a passenger unit in the municipality of Galliana, Nuevo León.
“During this day, Tuesday 16 May, the authorities of Nuevo León informed their colleagues from San Luis Potosí that such a unit had been found, apparently carrying migrants,” the note said. .
Furthermore, the FGJSLP reported that “the incident happened in Nuevo León” and that various security forces from San Luis Potosí were on the lookout.
In early April, 35 migrants were abducted in the city of Matehuala in San Luis Potosí.
Traveling extensively on passenger buses is one of the methods migrants use to cross Mexico into the United States, paying human traffickers thousands of dollars for it.
The incidents come as thousands of migrants tried to reach Mexico’s northern border after last Thursday night the United States stopped invoking Title 42, which allows undocumented migrants to be immediately deported under the pretext of Covid-19. allowed, but it established other restrictions. on asylum applications at the border and began carrying out deportations through another regulation known as Title 8.
Unlike Title 42, Title 8 allows immigrants to request asylum upon arrival at the border, but they must meet a number of requirements, including applying to the countries they passed through or to be deported quickly. can be deported from.