Mexican authorities intercepted a group of 19 migrants, including 4 minors, who were crammed into a van in the municipality of Guadalupe, from the northern state of Nuevo León, where they also arrested a man for human trafficking.

The events, which occurred during the early morning and revealed this Monday were registered on the Miguel de la Madrid boulevard with Israel Cavazos, in the Monterrey metropolitan area, where municipal police officers carried out a prevention and surveillance tour.

The uniformed officers observed a van type truck that was traveling at excessive speed, so they stopped it, but noticed a suspicious attitude in the driver, identified as Gerardo “N”, 21 years old.

When questioning the passengers, they referred to being from Honduras, Guatemala and Nicaragua, but they did not show any document proving their regular stay in the country.

The truck driver was arrested and placed at the disposal of the Public Ministry.

For their part, the 19 migrants were transferred to the Public Security Secretariat of Guadalupe for a medical evaluation and later placed at the disposal of the National Migration Institute (INM).

The region is experiencing a record migratory flow to the United States, whose Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has intercepted more than 2.15 million people so far in fiscal year 2022.

Overcrowded migrant trips in vehicles have gained notoriety in recent months in Mexico for their dangerousness.

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