Fri Jun 7, 2019, 09:47 PM

Two migrant rights activists arrested for human trafficking

One is director of an organization that has helped migrant caravans travel through Mexico
Two advocates for migrants’ rights were arrested for human trafficking Wednesday, while federal finance officials yesterday blocked the bank accounts of 26 people allegedly involved in the same crime.

Irineo Mujica, director of a migrant advocacy organization that has helped several large migrant caravans cross Mexico, was arrested in Sonoyta, Sonora, at about the same time activist Cristóbal Sánchez was detained outside his home in the Mexico City borough of Xochimilco.

The federal Attorney General’s Office (FGR) said in a statement that Federal Police arrested the two men after warrants were issued by a judge in Chiapas.

The department said it received complaints in April and May from Honduran nationals against two Mexicans who, in exchange for payment, promised to bring them into the country and take them to the northern border in order to illegally enter the United States.

Mujica, who heads Pueblo Sin Fronteras (People Without Borders) in Mexico, faces charges of illegally transporting migrants, including children and adolescents, while Sánchez is accused of bringing undocumented migrants into the country, the FGR said.

Both men were transferred to a prison in Tapachula, Chiapas, on Wednesday afternoon.

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Fri Jun 7, 2019, 11:08 PM

1. 2 down.....2,000 more to go.

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Response to Grumpy Pickle (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 11:36 PM

2. Of course this has NOTHING to do with Trump threatening to impose more import taxes on Mexico

if they don't do more to enforce their immigration laws in Mexico

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