Deutsch Welle 9/29/2015
Police in northern Mexico on Monday rescued 150 migrants, including 25 children, from the freight compartment of a truck where they had been held under packed conditions. The National Immigration Institute said that the migrants had been in the truck for 14 hours without food or water.
Most of the migrants were from Central America, mainly from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. They were found dehydrated, and some had almost lost consciousness.
The group was en route from the central Mexican city of Puebla to Monterrey, near the US border, when the truck was stopped in the north-central state of Zacatecas. There it emerged that human traffickers had allegedly charged the migrants between $1,750 (1,550 euros) and $3,000 (2,650 euros) each to help them cross Mexico.