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INM reports 77,000 rescued from 498 human trafficking networks across Mexico in last six years

Mexico City, Mexico — At the II National Migration Conference headed by the INM, the FGR reported the sentencing of 475 people for human trafficking. In a recent meeting, Mexican government officials specified that there are 4,707 open investigations for human trafficking across the country.

In their joint statement, INM and the FGR pointed out that in Mexico, the three states with the largest number of human trafficking incidences are Nuevo León, Chiapas and Veracruz.

Francisco Garduño Yáñez, head of the National Migration Institute (INM) of Mexico, reported that from 2018 to 2022, 77,000 people have been rescued from 498 trafficking networks.

During the three day meeting, the FGR proposed a series of reforms to the Migration Law in order to have better results in the prosecution of the crime of human trafficking since 475 people have been sentenced out of more than 2,200 arrests.

He stressed that there are concrete results in the prosecution of the crime, however, he emphasized that legislative actions are required to ensure better results.