American and Mexican authorities have announced five suspects accused of trafficking people across the border.
The effort is part of the “Se Busca Información” campaign, an initiative between the Mexican government and US Border Patrol. They allegedly operate near Del Rio, Texas.
“Human smugglers work for opportunistic criminal organizations who have no regard for human life,” said Chief Troll Agent Jason Owens of the Del Rio Sector. “Through this initiative, community members on both sides of the border provide us with information about those who put at risk the lives of vulnerable families and children.”
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Images of the five suspects were placed on posters, flyers and billboards in heavily-traveled areas. In Mexico, they are placed on bulletins, billboards, and posters along city streets.
Additional posters will be displayed at immigration checkpoints and ports of entry in the Tucson and Yuma border regions in Arizona.
Border officers are seeing a number of migrants and criminals within groups of illegal immigrants crossing the border.
The head of US Border Control said on Tuesday that agents caught 10 illegal immigrant sex offenders in just three days, in addition to a number of gang members and a murderer — a snapshot of the crisis that the men and women in green are dealing with on a nearly daily basis.