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Latino Daily News

Monday July 25, 2011

Mexican Police Arrest Over 1,000 for Human Trafficking in Country, Majority Arrested Were Women

Mexican Police Arrest Over 1,000 for Human Trafficking in Country, Majority Arrested Were Women

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Federal police agents in the state of Chihuahua have arrested over 1,00 individuals in the border city of Juarez on charges of human trafficking and sexual exploitation.

The majority of those arrested by authorities were women.  Specifically 530 women were arrested for sexually exploiting minor girls making them work in local bars, motels and boarding houses in the city.  In addition 20 minor girls were rescued from their captors during the two day operation.

Mexico’s Ministry of Public Security oversaw the investigation that netted these arrests.  The investigation was prompted via the Amber Alert that is now used in Mexico to locate missing youngsters.  The Amber Alert system came to Mexico in April of this year.