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Human Trafficking Business Is Booming At The Border, With Cartels Raking In Over $14M A Day In February: Report

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Criminal organizations reportedly made up to $14 million a day in February by trafficking women, children, and families across the U. S.-Mexico border.

“Trafficking is a multibillion-dollar industry,” former Tucson Border Patrol chief Roy Villareal told Fox News. “A lot of these vulnerable populations use their life savings. Some are essentially indentured servants, and they’re working off this debt for a long period of time. In other cases, some of these migrants are asked to transport narcotics or some form of crime to work off a different part of their debt.”

Traffickers pulled in a total of $411.5 million in February taking people from Mexico and Central America to the U. S. border, according to estimates from Customs and Border Protection. The sum averages out to $14.7 million for each day in February.

Fees to smuggle people across the border reportedly range from $5,000 to as much as $9,000 for one adult.

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