Mexico City, Mexico — Two migrant men seeking refuge in Mexico have been arrested and deported by federal officials after they discovered the men had outstanding arrest warrants.
Federal police along with National Institute of Migration authorities have identified and transferred two members of the migrant caravan back to Honduras after both men were found to have current arrest warrants, one for homicide and the other for drug charges.
Through coordination with Interpol and the Honduran National Police, Mexican police identified the Central American migrants after they applied for refuge to enter Mexico. Detained were Adin Josué N, 21 years of age for drug-related charges and Juan Carlos N, 47 for his probable involvement in the murder of three people.
The men, who were detained at a control point in Chiapas, were in the Siglo XXI migratory station. After being identified, they were transferred by plane back to their country by Federal Police under a controlled return.
They were then handed over to Honduran authorities to face legal processes.
Last week, the government of Mexico granted its first 111 work permits to caravan migrants which will allow them to legally seek employment in the country while they move forward with their refuge status.