Elements of the Baja California Attorney General’s Office (FGR) rescued 29 migrants and managed to detain 11 people in a building in the town of La Rumorosa.
According to the investigation file, elements of the Federal Ministerial Police (PFM) received an anonymous complaint, which warned against armed persons dedicated to the smuggling of migrants in that locality, belonging to the municipality of Tecate.
For this reason, the Federal Prosecutor’s Office asked the judge for a search warrant, to carry out the proceedings inside a building where cabins for rent were advertised, as well as rooms.
In conducting the diligence, elements of the PFM of the Criminal Investigations Agency (AIC), found on the property 29 useful cartridges of various calibers, various documentation, and 15 vehicles, several of which were vans.
Among the detainees are men and women who allegedly had the group of foreign migrants under protection, although it is not immediately known whether they were deprived of their liberty.
It is worth mentioning that the migrants are of Brazilian and Uzbek nationality, who were held on the property and for whom it has been confirmed that money was being requested to be illegally transferred to the United States.
The detainees and insured persons were placed at the disposal of the Federal Public Prosecutor, which is part of the corresponding investigation file for various crimes, while the foreign migrants remained in the custody of the National Migration Institute.
Among the foreign migrants are men, women, and children, according to initial information released by the local delegation of the Baja California attorney general’s Office.
Article 159. A penalty of between eight and sixteen years of imprisonment and a fine of between five thousand and fifteen thousand days of the general minimum wage in force in the Federal District shall be imposed on whoever:
I. Leading one or more people to enter another country for trafficking without the relevant documentation, to directly or indirectly obtain a profit;
II. Introduce, without the corresponding documentation, one or more foreigners into Mexican territory, to directly or indirectly obtain a profit, or
III. Hosting or transporting through the national territory, to directly or indirectly make a profit, one or more foreigners to elude immigration controls.