May 09

289 Migrants, Some with Communicable Diseases, Found in U.S.-Bound Trucks

Officials of the Mexican border state of Tamaulipas have detained 289 migrants, some of whom were infected with measles, chickenpox, and other communicable diseases.  The migrants had been  crammed into two tractor trailer rigs.

Authorities had break into one of the freight containers to free the migrants, who were turned over to Mexican immigration officials.

Tamaulipas borders Texas. Its capital, Ciudad Victoria, is about 180 miles from Brownsville.

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