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Kidnapping migrants, a growing business of Mexican gangs

Friday, October 10, 2014 - 01:51

Mexican security forces have clamped down on Mexico’s gangs, slashing their profits in the illegal drug trade. To make up for it, the gangs are preying on a new source, the influx of Central American migrants trying to cross the border into the United States.

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Migrant workers seeking refuge in the US -- quickly becoming targets for Mexican gangs. My name is gave a start and I'm a Reuters reports of -- here next case it's. Tens of thousands of -- American migrants being kidnapped abuse and extorted by Mexican gangs just weeks away from the US -- It's a great business it's worth as much as 250 million dollars a year. In this polluted town of Reynosa migrants are often taken off bosses by gangs -- federal authorities say airing cahoots with local officials they event held for ransom. Up to 5000 dollars -- heads a huge sum the reach some of the migrants are expected to -- have been -- Say that women cannot paying off base rate. While men based being constructed into the gangs themselves are looking units at 21 year old -- mother since she was captured just outside of -- -- You tell an example didn't have that big typically make money and told me to give them the name of a relative in the US. Said it didn't happen they gave -- a cousin's name. They called him and said he should send 2000 dollars get me out of there or 4000 so I could cross into the US. Senate's. The business is not just limited to the Mexican side of people. Gangs are also pricing on US soil. I've also as they commit US immigration officials about some of them migrant drop houses are existing US tour. In March for example. A raid on a house Houston 315. Cents American migrants. Many of them had been kept without shoes and limited plays that they were unable to escape. Which is found that a recent surge in the number of Central American child migrants heading to the US this Turbo charged with kidnapping business. Beefed up security along the border has pushed gangs away from drugs and into other crimes to keep the money flowing --

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Kidnapping migrants, a growing business of Mexican gangs

Friday, October 10, 2014 - 01:51

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