57 migrants from India detained in Cancun 

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Cancun, QR., Authorities from the three levels of government detained 57 undocumented immigrants from India, who said they were deprived of their liberty, in a house located in the center of the city. 

After receiving a citizen report on the presence of a group of people in a building, members of the National Migration Institute, the State Attorney General’s Office and the state and municipal Security secretariats, launched an operation and upon arrival they discovered that it was a safe house. 

Neighbors commented that since Sunday night they observed a lot of movement in the area, with individuals entering and leaving said address. 

The foreigners, 56 men and one woman, were in overcrowded conditions, and the house was in poor hygiene conditions, so after being rescued they were transferred for a medical examination in which it was determined that their state of health was good.  

The authorities provided them with humanitarian aid and established contact with the diplomatic offices of their country of origin for the pertinent procedures; they were subsequently made available to the state prosecutor’s office for investigations into the case. 

Source: La Jornada