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More than 1,200 rescued from human trafficking over last six months

Mexico City, Mexico — During the last six months, the Attorney General says they have rescued more than 1,200 victims of human trafficking and arrested over 280 for their involvement.

The Attorney General’s Office (PGR) rescued 1,293 victims of human trafficking and arrested 283 people for their involvement or related illicit activities in the framework of Operation Breaking Chains from August 2017 to March 15, 2018.

They reported that personnel from the Criminal Investigation Agency, the Deputy Attorney General for Organized Crime Investigation and the Special Prosecutor for Crimes against Women and Trafficking in Persons, participated in the operation.

The PGR announced that to strengthen cooperation in law enforcement and justice, at both national and regional levels, they collaborated with the prosecutors of the State of Mexico, Puebla, Tlaxcala and the Attorney General of Mexico City to prevent and prosecute these criminal activities.

The Criminal Investigation Agency published yellow notices for the location of missing persons and red for the search and detention of persons wanted by the justice system, which they say is a system that is permanently in place to combat these crimes at an international level.

Sex and labor trafficking are the most common forms of human trafficking in Mexico.