Female US Fugitive Arrested In Mexico Trafficking Bust

This 24-year-old American woman wanted by the US authorities for human trafficking has been arrested by cops in Mexico.

According to local media, Jeresery Briguette was arrested on Leonor Mandujano Street in the colony of Altamira in the north-western Mexican state of Sonora after a court in Tucson in the south-western American state of Arizona issued an arrest warrant on 27th March.

The young woman is wanted for human trafficking and violating her parole, according to reports.

Local media also said that Briguette is also suspected of illegally moving money and weapons between the two North American countries.

After she was arrested, members of the Ministerial Agency of Criminal Investigation (Agencia Ministerial de Investigacion Criminal) of Sonora sent the American suspect to the National Institute of Migration in Sonora.

State prosecutors said in a statement that Briguette was deported back to the US after her migration conditions were checked.

It is unclear when the American woman will stand trial for the alleged offences.

According to the National Commission of Human Rights, 5,200 people have been victims of human trafficking in Mexico from mid-2012 to mid-2017. 

In 85 percent of cases, the victims are women or girls and 55 percent of the victims were reported in the states of Baja California, Mexico State, Oaxaca and Chiapas.


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