Mexico rescues 16 migrants abandoned by smugglers


Agents of Mexico’s INM immigration agency rescued 16 Salvadoran migrants who were abandoned by traffickers in the southern border state of Chiapas.

The group included six women and a minor, the INM said.

Traffickers left the undocumented immigrants inside a van parked at one end of a soccer field in the municipality of Comitan.

“According to the testimony of some of the Central Americans … they were abandoned on the sports field by the people who were taking them to the U.S.,” the INM said in a statement.