Mexico, at least 20,000 people a year are victims of human trafficking

Posted on September 15, 2011 • Filed under: Crime, Human Rights Latin America, Human Smuggling, Mexico

The Chief of Mission of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Thomas Lothar Weiss, said that one of the most wanted criminal in the country is the trafficking of people, so that in Mexico, 20 000 people annually are victims of the crime of trafficking. He explained that globally do not have an exact number of victims of this crime, as it is a phenomenon that respects no borders and therefore it is difficult to see an exact number, also reiterated that this business leaves large percentages of economic gains for traffickers, because crime is the third largest cash income after drugs and arms trafficking.

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