Guatemalan police discover 54 Haitian migrants in truck trailer

Migrants have been ‘transported to the border’ with Honduras, from the place they’d entered Guatemala illegally.

Police in Guatemala have discovered 54 Haitian migrants, together with 14 youngsters, travelling in direction of Mexico in a truck trailer with the hope of reaching the United States, in line with officers.

Two Guatemalans suspected of driving the truck have been detained, police spokesman Jorge Aguilar mentioned in a press release on Tuesday.

The Haitians have been “immediately given assistance and transported to the border” with Honduras, from the place they’d entered Guatemala illegally.

Scores of Haitians have arrived in Central America making an attempt to reach the US, including to the already giant numbers of individuals from the area additionally searching for a brighter future there.

Many Haitians arrive in Central America after crossing the treacherous Darian Gap jungle between Colombia and Panama.

Upwards of 100,000 migrants have crossed the Darian Gap in 2021 to date, in line with official Panamanian figures, almost as many as in the course of the previous six years mixed.

More than 50 migrants have died making an attempt to cross that jungle this yr alone, in line with Panamanian authorities.

The jungle route is stuffed with peril, together with wild animals, armed gangs and harmful rivers.