Tag: human trafficking

Routine Traffic Stop in Weslaco Yields Human Trafficking Cargo

Weslaco (KFXV) – A man ends up in jail after he was arrested for human smuggling in Weslaco. A DPS trooper stopped a 2017 dodge traveling on us 281 on Sunday for a traffic violation. During inspection the officer discovered two individuals concealed in the vehicle’s floor board behind the driver seat. The driver, 22-year-old Jonathan Guzman of Edinburg was arrested and charged with smuggling of persons. He was then transported to the Hidalgo County Jail. Meanwhile the two individuals who were discovered, were turned over to Border...

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911 Call Leads to human trafficking bust

Edinburg (KFXV) – Here is the recording of the 911 call which lead authorities to find a trailer with 17 undocumented immigrants. The driver, Ruben Echavarria says he is not responsible for the trafficking of 17 immigrants that were rescued this past Sunday from the truck he was driving. This was the call made from a friend of one of the 17 immigrants that were rescued Sunday after being in a trailer truck for more than 8 hours. Ruben Echeverria was the driver of the Coraggio transport truck that was on its way to Miami, Florida. According to Echavarria...

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Valley border serves as epicenter for human trafficking

International human trafficking day is Sunday and with more than 30 million victims worldwide the border serves as an epicenter for many who are trapped. Study showing that Texas is second with the most cases of human trafficking in the country. It’s a billion dollar business. not only affects adults and teenagers but also affects children. According to homeland security 300,000 children are lured into this life every year. Internationally known human trafficking activist Jen Edwards tells us that one child is worth $250,000 a year. Causing traffickers is to be patient and looking for vulnerabilities and people. For...

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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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