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P1 First Person: Trafficking in persons

By Jon Felperin
PoliceOne Member

The good news is that law enforcement in Mexico is changing and getting better. The bad news is that it isn’t improving fast enough!

According to the US State Department in its June 2012 report on Trafficking in Persons, “Mexico is considered a “Tier 2” country, a large source, transit, and destination country for men, women, and children subjected to sex trafficking and forced labor.

The vast majority of foreign victims in forced labor and sexual servitude in Mexico are from Central and South America, particularly Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.

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