GUATEMALA CITY: Guatemalan police have rescued 15 Cubans dangerously jammed into a truck to try to sneak into the US, police said Sunday.
The travellers included a two-year-old and were found Saturday in the northeastern town of Esquipulas, said national police spokesman Edwin Monroy.
“They were all being transported in inhumane conditions and sharing a small space,” he added.
The Cubans were trying to reach the US border illegally, the spokesman added.
The driver of the truck has been arrested for people-trafficking, Monroy said.
The Cubans were taken to a shelter, he added.
Thousands of people from Africa, Asia and Haiti travel every year to South and Central America, trying to cross Mexico and sneak into the US in search of a better life.