Migrant smuggling puts Coahuila on alert

Fernando Donato de las Fuentes Hernández, head of the Government Secretariat of the State of Coahuila, announced that they have added the mountain area of ​​the municipality of Acuña to surveillance operations as it is a possible migrant smuggling route.

“It has already become (a migrant smuggling route); in this circumstance there is constant surveillance, to the best of our ability, of these people, but above all it strikes us that they are using that route, which is very difficult” , said the official.

The foregoing, derived from the search, location and rescue of 10 migrants from the state of Guerrero (one of them lifeless) on June 11.

Foreigners transited through that area in their attempt to cross into the United States. When lost, one of the people called the state emergency system 911 to request help.

He stated that he did not know why Mexican migrants travel through said place, for which they consider that this route is being used by people who profit from those who seek the American dream.

“I think they take them and that is what needs to be investigated, because it is very serious that a person is taking people who can get to the Mexican border by any means, because they are Mexicans, to these kinds of places,” the official commented.

He said that the area is extremely dangerous since there are cliffs and canyons several kilometers high.

It is worth mentioning that the migrants continue their passage through Coahuila. In small groups or in pairs, foreigners continue to walk along Federal Highway 57 to reach the northern border of Coahuila, as they seek to cross into the United States; at least that could be observed during the morning and afternoon of yesterday Saturday between the municipality of Monclova and Piedras Negras.

In a tour carried out by El Siglo de Torreón, from the border city of Piedras Negras, in the North region, to the municipality of Monclova, in the Center region, it was found that foreigners continue on their way along the side of the road .

During the tour, the presence of state and municipal authorities was also observed in the health and safety filters that the Coahuila State Secretariat of Public Security (SSP) has installed on the federal highway, such as at the junction to Piedras Negras, Nava, Allende, Sabinas and Monclova.

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