News

Human trafficking continues to be a major concern in New Mexico

Human trafficking continues to be a major concern in New Mexico

With two convictions, New Mexico is ranked 35th in the nation.

Nationwide, there were 339.

Street Safe New Mexico, an Albuquerque-based nonprofit that aims to help victims of human trafficking, said the conviction numbers don't compare to the amount of cases they see.

"On our end at Street Safe, while working on the street, we see, probably, about 20 cases a month," said Christine Barber, spokesperson for Street Safe New Mexico.

Victims' advocates say they tried to get a law passed this year that would have made punishments against traffickers harsher, but it failed.

Source: www.kob.com
Please Help Us Keep this Site Running

Thank you for the donation

 
 
 
Powered by Stripe
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Latest News, Photos & Videos