Tag: human trafficking

Local Contractor Discusses Wishes for Proposed Border Wall

Hidalgo County (KFXV) — After one valley company’s plans for the border wall are rejected, plans for President Trump’s campaign promise move forward. Locals speak out as to why it will or won’t work. Bids continue to stream in from companies wanting to construct the border wall. One man from the valley submitted his bid in hopes that his prototype would be used in it’s construction. He tells us his motive for doing so. James Carpenter, the president of Quantum Logistic in Mission, specializes in security and border protection, and while his company was not chosen for the construction...

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Mexico Ranks Second Deadliest Country in World; Experts Weigh In

MEXICO (KFXV) — A study places Mexico as second deadliest place in the world behind Syria and above Afghanistan and Iraq. Mexico’s violence death toll has risen to 25,000 from the constant drug wars. Fox News spoke to a cartel analyst who says the battle for territory will continue. Drug Cartel Analyst, Correa Cabrera has been investigating organized crime for the past years. She says although the violence is constant, a lot has changed between criminal groups in our region. Shootings, fires, riots — all part of the drug war in our neighbouring country, including Reynosa, Tamaulipas just steps...

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STC Holds Two-Day Human Trafficking Conference

EDINBURG (KFXV) — Every year, millions of men, women, and children are trafficked in countries around the world, including the United States. South Texas College is hosting a two-day conference to raise awareness about this crime. Experts say human trafficking is modern-day slavery – happening everywhere – every year, thousands of cases are reported, but many more go unnoticed. South Texas College hosts the 12th Annual Conference to raise awareness on human trafficking. Experts say we are in a unique area where a lot of trafficking comes through. Many myths and misconceptions exist about human trafficking which is why...

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STC Hosts symposium on human trafficking

Experts will discuss a new human trafficking methods around the world and how law enforcement agencies are combating it, including technological advances, Grassroots, Community involvement, and government initiatives. The event will take place at the Cooper center located at 3200 West Pecan Boulevard in MCALLEN on April 5th and 6th. You can visit thier website at www.stc.edu and we want to make sure that you know the two-day event begins at 8:30 in the morning and STC will provide a live stream of the...

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Known Human Smuggler Arrested in Starr County

STARR COUNTY (KFXV) — A woman involved in human trafficking is behind bars tonight. According to authorities, Abigail Del Angel, originally from Mexico, operated out of Rio Grande City, and allegedly smuggled up to 75 undocumented immigrants per week. Authorities had previously removed Del Angel for her involvement in smuggling and dwelling illegally in the United States. Since 2016, she maintained a low profile due to increasing pressure from the state and federal authorities. She received a sentence of 90 days in...

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