Mexico discovers 117 migrants hidden in truck

Associated Press
Posted: 06/25/2011 12:20:50 PM MDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) - The Mexican army has discovered 117 migrants hidden inside a trailer truck in the southern state of Oaxaca.

The federal immigration agency says soldiers detected the truck in the town of San Pedro Totolapam, 350 miles (564 kilometers) southeast of Mexico City. The agency says it doesn't know if any arrests have been made.

The migrants are mainly from Guatemala and El Salvador. The agency says they were found Thursday evening, but immigration authorities weren't notified until Friday.

Officials are checking their medical condition before they are deported.

Mexican authorities have recently discovered large groups of migrants bound for the United States in jammed trailers. That includes two trucks with a total of 513 people in May.