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Mass arrests take in 1,000 in Mexican human trafficking sting

Other News Materials 25 July 2011 01:06
Police arrested more than 1,000 people in a sting targeting human trafficking operations in northern Mexico
Mass arrests take in 1,000 in Mexican human trafficking sting

Police arrested more than 1,000 people in a sting targeting human trafficking operations in northern Mexico, dpa reported on Sunday according to thenational media .

The arrests caught up 500 men and 530 women accused of human trafficking and force minors into prostitution. The sting, in the northern Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez also freed 20 girls, reported the Mexican Security Ministry overnight into Sunday.

The search encompassed 23 bars, three hotels and multiple houses in the city, which borders the US state of Texas.

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