CABORCA, MEXICO (3TV/CBS 5) - Residents of Caborca, Sonora say they've seen federal and state police escorting the caravan of migrants from Central America through their city and on toward Tijuana.

Caborca sits along Highway 2, which runs parallel to the U.S.-Mexico border. It is that country's northern most and main east-west thoroughfare.

"I saw them come through two days ago," said Victor Araiza, who was standing outside the main bus terminal.

Araiza says the police escort made it look as if the migrants in the caravan were being whisked through the state of Sonora. But he says some of the migrants have stopped in Caborca in hopes of making the trek north through the desert to Arizona.

He says they would likely cross the border near the town of Sasabe.

"Most are heading to Tijuana, but a few have stayed behind," said Cristina Madrid, who was sitting in the city's main park with her family.

Three men from Honduras were also in the park. They said they broke away from one of the caravans to take their chances here. They plan to work in Caborca until they feel like the time is right to head north to Arizona.

As an aside, when the team from CBS 5 Investigates was traveling back to Sasabe, Arizona from Caborca, Sonora, they were briefly detained by troops from the Mexican military.

The military members demanded identification, searched the news vehicles, took photos of the crew's press credentials, then let them go.

Morgan Loew's hard-hitting investigations can be seen weekdays on CBS 5 News at 6:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.

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CBS 5 Investigative Reporter

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