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Honduran woman detained at border says she was held for ransom by human smugglers: report

Honduran woman detained at border says she was held for ransom by human smugglers: report

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A Honduran lady detained whereas crossing into america illegally informed federal brokers in Texas that she had escaped human smugglers in Mexico who kidnapped her and held her for ransom.

Border Patrol brokers took her into custody as she crossed the Rio Grande close to town of Eagle Cross, a press release from U.S. Customs and Border Safety learn. The girl mentioned the smugglers – knowns as “coyotes” – held her for ransom at a stash home in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, which sits instantly throughout from Laredo, Texas.

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“The girl was informed she was to be held captive till her household met the smuggler’s ransom calls for,” the federal company mentioned.

After three days, she escaped and journeyed round 100 miles north to the border city of Piedras Negras earlier than making an attempt to sneak into Eagle Cross.

Matthew J. Hudak, the appearing chief patrol agent of the Del Rio Sector, mentioned the “smugglers haven’t any regard for human dignity or security within the pursuit of income.”

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Particulars of how she made the journey weren’t accessible.

Federal officers notified the Honduran consulate, the Mexican authorities, FBI and Homeland Safety concerning the alleged kidnapping. It was not instantly clear whether or not the girl could be deported to Honduras.


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