Hundreds Arrested in North Mexico Human Trafficking Bust

Mexico’s government has claimed that more than 1,000 people were arrested in an operation against human trafficking in Ciudad Juarez, while the state’s attorney general said the figure was only 400.

According to the Secretariat of Public Security (SSP), over 1,000 people were arrested and 20 under-aged females were rescued by federal police in the operation, which took place in 24 bars, three hotels and two guest houses in the city.

However, according to the Attorney General’s Office of Chihuahua, the state that Ciudad Juarez is located in, only 400 people were arrested, and five girls rescued.

The operation was carried out as part of AMBER Alert program, which was originally designed as a child abduction warning system in the United States. Sayra Duran Sanchez, who had been missing since May 31, was among the rescued.