Tag: Mexico

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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Police Search for 2 Children After ‘Welfare Concern’

San Benito (KFXV) — Police have issued a ‘welfare concern’ alert involving two minors. They’re now asking the public’s help to locate the children. Authorities are currently looking for Christian Osvaldo Lopez-Hernandez– for the alleged abuse of two minors. Police fear the children might be in danger. The investigation surfaces after a missed appointment with Child Protective Services where 36-year-old, Christian Osvaldo Lopez-Hernandez faces accusations of allegedly abusing 11-year-old Alondra Sanchez-Rosales and her 15-year-old brother, Brandon Rosales-Sanchez. After searching for the family, investigators determined she left her san benito home with only some personal items. Police think the children...

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Traffickers Caught in the Act

Border patrol agent working on foot near the Rio Grande River stop thousands of pounds of marijuana from hitting Valley Streets. Agents spotted several men loading an SUV with bundles of marijuana. When they approached the vehicle, the men jumped into the river and headed back to Mexico. When other agents were arriving they also saw an additional pickup truck there, is who they tried stopping, The driver refused, headed towards the river, and that’s where three men bailed out of that pickup truck and swim back to Mexico as well. A total 1063 pounds of marijuana were seized...

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Trial Postponed for Woman Who Took Teen to Mexico

CAMERON (KFXV) — A¬†30-year-old Brownsville woman is facing charges for sexual assault of a child and indecency with a child. Claudia Yvette Guerra went before a judge Wednesday. She is accused of taking a 14-year-old Brownsville girl in September across the border, into Mexico. Assistant District Attorney Omar Saenz asked Judge Magallanes for a continuance in the case. The county is waiting on DNA¬†evidence. The new trial date is slated for June...

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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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