Haiti – Honduras : 12 Haitians and 3 «coyotes» arrested
Police authorities arrested three Honduran “coyotes” in Choluteca region of southern Honduras who were illegally transporting 16 illegal migrants to the United States, including 12 Haitians, 3 Cubans and 1 Peruvian.
The migrants were transported on a Mitsubishi brand microbus driven by one of the traffickers, while his 2 accomplices each on a motorbike served as scouts to avoid police checks.
In addition to the arrests of the 3 traffickers, the transport vehicle, 2 motorcycles, 3 mobile phones and nearly 1,000 US dollars were seized.
Illegal migrants were referred to the National Institute for Migration of Choluteca (INM) for analysis of their situation.
The 3 “coyotes” were placed under the orders of the Choluteca Public Prosecutor’s Office for legal proceedings, accused among other things of illegal human trafficking.