Mexico: Authorities tighten control after infant is caught in human trafficking scheme

Posted on August 8, 2012 • Filed under: Crime, Human Smuggling, Latin America Travel, Mexico, Police/Military Activity

Authorities in Mexico are cracking down on the movement of minors after an infant was found in a truck bearing signs of being trafficking. Now, the National Migration Institute will not permit minors to travel without documentation. Even if travelling with parents, immigration documents must be produced for all children, Norte Digital reports. Inspections occur at bus stops, airports, and other locations. Children without identification at these stops will be held, along with their companion(s). These companions will be required to prove their relationship to the child or children in question. Read Article

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