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108 Rescued in Mexican Human Trafficking Bust

HUMAN TRAFFICKING / 15 NOV 2010 BY INSIGHT CRIME EN

Mexican authorites rescued 108 undocumented immigrants from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, including 33 minors, who had traveled northward seeking work and were then forced to labor on a banana plantation in the Mexican state of Chiapas, reports the Mexican daily El Universal.  

 Among those rescued were three newborns and a pregnant twelve-year-old girl.  

Eight suspects have been arrested in connection to the case, including six Mexicans, a Guatemalan and a Honduran, all of whom authorities say are tied to an international human trafficking ring.  According to the Mexican government, the operation was part of a broader effort to crackdown on human trafficking in the region, which began after the massacre of 72 undocumented migrant workers by criminal elements in Tamaulipas last August.

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