July 25th, 2011
11:05 AM ET

Mexican police arrest more than 1,000 in human trafficking raids

Mexico City - Authorities in Ciudad Juarez arrested more than 1,000 people over the weekend in an operation aimed at cracking down on human trafficking, police said.

Federal police said raids in two dozen bars, hotels and boarding houses netted arrests of 500 men and 530 women they suspect are connected with human trafficking and sexual exploitation.

In addition, 20 female minors were rescued, police said.

At least 300 federal police officers were involved in the nine-hour sweep, which began Friday night and ended early Saturday morning, the Chihuahua state Attorney General's Office said in a statement.

Authorities said the operation was part of Mexico's AMBER Alert program, created to help find missing children.

Violence-plagued Ciudad Juarez shares a border with El Paso, Texas.

Earlier this month Mexican President Felipe Calderon approved several changes to the country's constitution aimed at cracking down on human trafficking - one that requires those accused of human trafficking to be imprisoned during trials, and one that guarantees anonymity of victims who denounce the crime.

Calderon gave Mexico's Congress 180 days to approve a new nationwide human trafficking law that will reform and streamline how authorities handle such cases across the country.

With increasing frequency, he said, criminal organizations that ship and sell drugs and weapons have added human trafficking to their repertoire.

"There are thousands and thousands of cases, in a society that is still unaware of the seriousness of this crime," he said. "We have to break through this curtain ... that is hiding from the Mexicans a criminal reality that is in front of us."

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  1. aceblazin

    Mash'Allah, I am happy for the Mexican government and their courageous work.

    July 25, 2011 at 11:19 am | Reply
    • joelle esther benyayer

      all believes all united the freedom and free possibily to human being to be in peace and eat or etten g

      July 25, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Reply
      • jim

        What language are you speaking?

        August 7, 2011 at 11:25 pm |
      • Bunty

        My aunt Lauren made some of your recipes at our last btrahdiy party and all of us really liked them. I can vouch for these recipes and say they're splendid!!

        September 11, 2012 at 8:10 am |
    • Adam

      Slavers should be killed. The only good slaver is a dead one.

      July 31, 2011 at 9:55 pm | Reply
      • jim

        You're right....hang em high

        August 7, 2011 at 11:27 pm |
  2. Barry

    Well done!

    July 25, 2011 at 11:21 am | Reply
  3. Barry

    Keep up the good work!

    July 25, 2011 at 11:21 am | Reply
  4. Phil in Oregon

    There needs to be harsh penalties for everyone involved, including the customers who are financing the whole thing.

    July 25, 2011 at 11:36 am | Reply
    • Adam

      Slavers should be shot.The are not human/ The world has had enough of their scum over the centuries. As for the clients, put them on trial, humiliate them, and lock them away.

      July 31, 2011 at 9:56 pm | Reply
  5. tpt

    Good job,hope it will continue and also other countries should act with the same political will.With that human trafficking will be on the losing side

    July 25, 2011 at 11:47 am | Reply
  6. tomeka c

    There will NEVER be enough laws that will stop human trafficking. So many people want to come to the U.S.,and will put themselves in those dire situations to get here.

    July 25, 2011 at 12:19 pm | Reply
  7. Josh

    With the degree of disfunction and crime in Mexico, I congratulate the government on progress. Much respect from North of your border Mexico.

    July 25, 2011 at 12:22 pm | Reply
  8. jose from durango,mex

    I love the mexican culture and traditions ,but ever since the violence that has been taking place its put fear in the hearts of the mexican people ,I am so thankful that were one step foward to seing the restoration of Mexico .praise GOD.

    July 25, 2011 at 12:35 pm | Reply
    • james allison

      jose i am an american citizen i work for a nurseris in oklahoma usa i talk with the mex people who work here they say they would rather be in trhere home land amen to you there needs to be change in your country.god bless mexico in this your going to need it be safe in christ jesus brother

      July 27, 2011 at 9:56 am | Reply
    • juan

      wait you love mexican culture you should cince you my friend are from there just like me am from matamoros and we both know the reality of waths goin on there i love mexico but a wouldnt live there again sorry people there dont want to live on a society with law and order because everyone wants to do wathever the hell they want

      July 28, 2011 at 6:32 pm | Reply
      • Grebis

        You mean like all the illegal aliens who knew it was illegal to jump the border and work but just did it anyways? Or do you refer to the illegals that jump the border, drive unlicensed and uninsured knowing it is wrong but they do what that want regardless? Looks to me like they brought their own disregard for law and order with them.

        July 31, 2011 at 2:54 pm |
    • darthlaurie

      Not all of Mexico is filled with violence. My sister and her family have lived in the Guanojuato district for the last year and it has been more peaceful than here in the US. In the last year there has been only ONE homicide in her area. Their biggest problem is graffiti by local teens.
      Yes Juarez has some huge problems. Ditto for several border cities, Guadalajara and Mexico City...but Mexico is a large country and there are a lot of places that don't have the problems we hear about.

      August 3, 2011 at 12:27 pm | Reply
      • El Don

        There are certains regions in Mexico where the violence is less frequent. I used to live in the city of Irapuato, GTO. The reality is that cartels do conduct there activities in these areas and only act when pressed by the police. A prime example would be when several men stormed the local police station and threw grenades in response to the arrest of a fellow drug member. I love the country of Mexico, but in order to restore social stability the US and Mex need mutual cooperation in stopping the drug war.

        August 5, 2011 at 6:31 pm |
  9. john

    Great! Now stop the flood of criminals into the USA

    July 25, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Reply
    • reader

      Then stop the criminals (a.k.a. republicans) who sell armament to them and stop using crack idiot!

      July 25, 2011 at 9:36 pm | Reply
      • LOL!!!

        Lol!!! My thoughts exactly!

        July 25, 2011 at 11:33 pm |
      • memyselfandi

        Reader should read about 'Operation Fast & Furious...a definite Democrat program.

        July 26, 2011 at 6:50 am |
    • thomas

      the only thing criminal is your parents failure to teach you compassion.

      August 1, 2011 at 2:54 pm | Reply
      • theboss59

        screw that look at what these roaches are doing to America I hope that some thing happens that destroys all of mexico and the people I HATE YOU LOW GRADE SPICS!!!

        August 5, 2011 at 2:46 pm |
    • El Don

      Please stop the flood of criminals consuming drugs in your country!

      August 5, 2011 at 6:32 pm | Reply
      • El Don

        Theboss59...You are a pathetic example of being an American. I feel dishonored to even be mentioned as a fellow US citizen knowing that you reside in the United States. Go consume drugs, work third shift at your local store, and complain. You have yourself to blame.

        August 5, 2011 at 6:35 pm |
  10. JobbyJobs

    Just 1000? I thought trafficking was the only job category left in Mexico.

    July 25, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Reply
    • Danno,CostaRica


      July 26, 2011 at 9:58 pm | Reply
  11. Young European Observor

    What good news, it's a shame that action has taken so long. Time to eliminate criminality and poverty in South America!

    July 25, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Reply
    • crykyt

      Mexico is not in South America...

      July 25, 2011 at 6:21 pm | Reply
  12. saquib patel

    its great job done by mexican goverment allah bless whole world nation to react like maxica gov we will bring revolution

    July 25, 2011 at 12:59 pm | Reply
    • Critic

      Patal. An Indian muzie like you better think of a revolution in your empty skull. Your allah does want to co-conspirator in your crimes under his name. If you plan to kill, kill your own people and do not do it under his name.

      July 25, 2011 at 4:23 pm | Reply
      • Ek84

        Keep your ignorance and hatred to yourself. It only makes you look terribly uninformed.

        July 25, 2011 at 5:23 pm |
      • Brian from Chicago

        Your pathologically racist injection has nothing to do with the topic at hand, and it only promotes mindless killing. I would rather live with 10 billion Patels than one of you.

        July 25, 2011 at 7:05 pm |
      • scir91onYouTube

        it's PATEL, not patal

        July 25, 2011 at 8:46 pm |
  13. Joshua

    Now that they are in jail help them by providing bible studies so they cann learn about the love of God to all of us and thay money should not be more important to us then our brothers and systers.

    July 25, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Reply
  14. Badeley-Bent

    I'd like to know how many politicians were scooped up? (if any.)

    July 25, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Reply
  15. Growski

    I'd congragulate Mexico on their efforts into Human Trafficking, but Mexico nor the United States has done anything to SOLVE THE PROBLEM

    July 25, 2011 at 1:28 pm | Reply
  16. Growski

    Human trafficking started because American stole Mexico's land from them. To draw a line in someone elses country that you stole and then call those natives illegal is the problem here, not the smugglers. If America had not stolen its land, they would not have this problem..

    July 25, 2011 at 1:30 pm | Reply
    • SamuelFacts

      Get your facts straight friend. Or should I say "Remember the Alamo." Not everything is the United States fault friend. Texas was a free and independent nation. It chose to join the United States later. And is the only state that can leave the union. So friend get your fact straight.

      July 25, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Reply
      • Norm

        Actually SamuelFacts, you may want to reread your history books. There are some partial truths in your statements, but only partial. And no, Texas can not just up and leave the Union. Aside from the legality of trying to secede, Texas would be unable to protect itself as an independent country, would lose all Federal systems, i.e. roads, postal systems, court systems, military bases and the communities that are pretty much funded by them, Medicare, Social Security, the list goes on and on. It is a myth that Texas can just up and vote to seceed from the union and would be viewed as the ultimate treasonous activity by the rest of the country.

        July 25, 2011 at 4:55 pm |
      • crykyt

        There is no law forbidding or allowing secession. If Texas or any other state decides to secede, the resulting peaceful separation or war will depend not on law, but on the will of whomever happens to be Commander-in-Chief at the time.

        July 25, 2011 at 6:24 pm |
      • Brian from Chicago

        I grew up in Texas. I feel that Texas was a proxy war for the US to counter Spanish influence. I also think that California would very likely have remained part of what we now call Mexico if the Texas war hadn't taken place, but I won't jump to the conclusion that the US planned for that.

        See, everyone? This is what it looks like when you DON'T jump to a conclusion.

        July 25, 2011 at 7:10 pm |
      • Grebis

        Aklaska can secede as well.

        July 31, 2011 at 2:58 pm |
    • Zee

      Actually, we got that land from Spain by beating them in a war...

      Why is beyond me...

      July 25, 2011 at 4:47 pm | Reply
      • SamuelFacts

        Well Norm I stand corrected. My understanding is that they can. If you would be so kind, can you tell me were in the Texas law books does it say it or not. If be so kind.

        July 25, 2011 at 5:49 pm |
    • Dave D

      @ Growski... I guess your ancestors should have fought harder then huh? What a load of garbage!

      July 25, 2011 at 6:44 pm | Reply
    • GL

      You are so uninformed. think before you respond.

      July 25, 2011 at 7:57 pm | Reply
    • GL

      Think or better yet.....learn before you respond. Drugs and trafficking of humans are the result of boarder disputes? Pathetic.

      July 25, 2011 at 8:04 pm | Reply
      • joeschmo

        it cant be the boarders, probably the skiers

        July 25, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  17. donnamarinchekmarn01

    Happy B-Day...To me and Children everywhere!!

    July 25, 2011 at 1:50 pm | Reply
    • Brian from Chicago

      Off-topic, but brief.

      July 25, 2011 at 7:11 pm | Reply
    • David

      it will make the offer at 3 p.m. today at a fixed rate of 4.25 percent. Banks yeasdrety deposited a record 102.8 billion euros with the ECB overnight and borrowed 15.9 billion euros at the emergency marginal rate, the most since 2002. The ECB's deposit rate is 3.25 percent and the marginal lending rate is 5.25 percent. We're seeing a kind of market failure, said Michael Schubert, an economist at Commerzbank AG in Frankfurt. The ECB can do nothing but treat the symptoms. The situation won't normalize as long as we see negative surprises in the financial sector. Commercial banks are refusing to lend to each other after the U.S. housing slump caused the collapse of New York-based Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. and forced governments to bail out banks in the U.S. and Europe. Central banks including the Federal Reserve and the ECB are injecting billions into global money markets in an effort to keep them functioning.The Frankfurt-based ECB today raised the amount of dollars it is offering banks overnight to $50 billion from yeasdrety's $30 billion. It allotted the full $50 billion after banks bid for a total of $70.9 billion.'Congress should just adjourn today and go do Jello shots. Something's about to blow overseas that will undo in 10 minutes whatever fix these guys are trying to piece together.

      September 13, 2012 at 9:25 pm | Reply
  18. Sassy

    Great job now make them pay send them to life in prison crimes against childern is so sad

    July 25, 2011 at 1:52 pm | Reply
    • sue

      Having them spend the rest of their life in jail will only cost the American tax payer more $$$$.

      July 26, 2011 at 3:33 am | Reply
    • Danno,CostaRica

      Bullets are cheap, Prison is not..

      July 26, 2011 at 10:11 pm | Reply
  19. Gijoe

    Nuke the border absolutely

    July 25, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Reply
    • leticia

      Let's nuke you loser

      July 27, 2011 at 4:39 pm | Reply
  20. Gijoe

    The former mex lands were purchased paid for the clovis were eastern europeans hunted mammoth and mastadon in north america long before any mex or indian existed hey indian wheres your green card

    July 25, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Reply
  21. Tortilladude

    Another shining example of a strong Catholic country. Malverde is the patron saint of drug dealers, perhaps Mother Theresa can be used by trafficers to ward off the evil Federales!

    July 25, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Reply
    • SamuelFacts

      Really...I'm not catholic friend. But Mother Theresa was a good person and shouldnt be used in the same line as these low lifes.

      July 25, 2011 at 3:09 pm | Reply
  22. UTAH

    It`s about time! Other countries world-wide need to crack down too. The U.S. Government needs to allocate more funds to help fight drugs and human trafficking into our country and the American Citizens need to stop playing as "ostriches" & "mushrooms". In other words, open your eyes, don`t believe everything you are told, and start taking personal responsibility and action!

    July 25, 2011 at 2:52 pm | Reply
  23. big b

    Big Deal!

    July 25, 2011 at 3:28 pm | Reply
    • leticia

      ok KKK

      July 27, 2011 at 4:37 pm | Reply
  24. Holly

    The myth that illegal aliens only hold jobs that American workers won’t do is just that — a myth. Recent studies estimate that 20 percent of cooks, 25 percent of construction workers, 22 percent of maids and housekeeping personnel, and 25 percent of groundskeepers are illegal aliens. In addition, 40 percent of illegal aliens are visa overstays, many of whom take high-end jobs from Americans.
    When fast-food company Chipotle was audited and hundreds of its illegal workers were fired, American citizens lined up the next day for a chance to work at those jobs. . .
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services data from last year show that 98.3 percent of employees were confirmed as work-authorized instantly or within 24 hours using E-Verify. A 2009 report by research firm Westat found that those eligible to work are immediately confirmed 99.5 percent of the time.
    E-Verify is free, very accurate and reduces paperwork for American businesses.
    Please put your efforts into helping the truly down and out Americans. Please put your efforts in helping mothers, fathers, teenagers find work. There are generations of families who cannot compete with the under the table dealings of illegal’s and have gone out of business. Fax your representative today. Faxes and calls work and are free at Numbers…..(look it up and just do it!)

    July 25, 2011 at 3:39 pm | Reply
    • zeke

      Don't worry , China will not only leave us Americans with out jobs but illegal too!

      July 25, 2011 at 5:35 pm | Reply
      • Danno,CostaRica

        WOW Zeke, If that isn't about the truth..

        July 26, 2011 at 10:18 pm |
    • Winda

      e-Verifying must be done by employers, as our law enforcement should not be the only ones policing this serious situation.

      July 25, 2011 at 7:42 pm | Reply
    • leticia

      You are so racist and so bitter and so disgusting that you can't see any positive about immigrants illegal or not. I'm just tired od losers like you blaming everything on people because of the race, this article is about Mexican police doing a tremendous job rescuing people, please respect that!!! loser!!!

      July 27, 2011 at 4:36 pm | Reply
      • nicolae

        your are so stupid with your demagogic crap

        August 6, 2011 at 9:26 am |
  25. Angel Seguin Garcia

    We here at 1st Priority Search an Recovery hope that some of the minor girls found will bring closure to the parents. Their are many open cases in Texas alone

    July 25, 2011 at 3:40 pm | Reply
  26. Andy in DR

    Calderon deserves significant credit to have the courage to go against the criminal violence in his country. My Nobel Peace Prize candidate.

    July 25, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Reply
  27. angrymom

    Seriously, this is part of the AMBER ALERT PROGRAM...did some of you NOT read that part?! This is not about being a legal or illegal citizen or even one person said this is about the border and the U.S. stealing land from Mexico...How STUPID can you be to make that connection?!
    This is about saving the LIVES of people that have been kidnapped and forced into prostitution!! Good for that government for stepping up and doing something to get those scum bags that steal women and children on both sides of our borders and DRUG them and SELL them!! I'm just sorry they only found 20 young girls but at least those families will have them back soon!! There are so many, TOO MANY still missing!! This is a crime that does not discriminate and the scum bags deserve NO mercy!!

    July 25, 2011 at 3:52 pm | Reply
    • cindy

      Thank you for pointing out what almost everyone commenting seemed to miss. This is about human trafficking – slave trade. I worry that Americans are very unaware of the magnitude of this problem around the world and in this country. While this article is not extensive enough to know the full range of the types of trafficking these 1000+ people were involved in it is not about individuals choosing to enter the US illegally. Trafficking typically includes kidnapping or deception and most often the trafficked are young women. These are people being held against their will through force, real threats, drug control and brain washing among other strategies. Those horror stories of kidnapped daughters in movies and on tv are not just the result of someone's sick imagination. Human slavery persists and includes slave labor on plantations, indentured servitude that is never satisfied in business, and sex trades. It is a global issue and does affect us locally, yet we seem to hear so little about it that we don't even get it when we read an article about it in the news. Sad.

      July 25, 2011 at 4:53 pm | Reply
      • Ek84

        Could not agree more. We need to be informed and take action... Too mank people's lives are at risk.

        July 25, 2011 at 5:32 pm |
    • lori

      I agree with you 100% one good thing out of this they 20 girls its better than none

      July 25, 2011 at 10:46 pm | Reply
  28. jnp

    wow... somebody who actually thinks.

    kudos my friend

    cheers from mexico city

    July 25, 2011 at 4:30 pm | Reply
  29. Jean Charles

    Ads on CNN about CNN Freedom project are ridiculous and a complete nonsense....

    July 25, 2011 at 4:42 pm | Reply
  30. BIG J from AR

    I support sale of humans. If Mexicants or any other race or person is that desperate to be in the U.S. then its their own fault.

    July 25, 2011 at 4:49 pm | Reply
    • Ek84

      Wow, you are one ignorant asshole.

      July 25, 2011 at 5:29 pm | Reply
    • lori

      I wonder if they sold your less than human self to the perverts who be buying these victims i bet you wouldnt be saying that u ignorant asswipe

      July 25, 2011 at 10:50 pm | Reply
  31. Getsomedamn senseppl

    Seriously ppl. What matters here is the wellfare of every child parents should give their kids good teaches . We need to care more for human life and the growth of our spirituality and the world because we must live here and this world we live in now is filled with despair! Open your eyes and heal yourself !

    July 25, 2011 at 4:58 pm | Reply
  32. mex american biz man

    It really makes me laugh when I read silly comments based of racism and prejudice. It is just plain funny how ignorant people are.

    July 25, 2011 at 4:59 pm | Reply
  33. cali sucks

    Has anyone stopped to think that mexico sucks a** because all the working age males are f*cking over here?

    July 25, 2011 at 6:02 pm | Reply
  34. paco128

    may GOD help those in need.

    July 25, 2011 at 6:11 pm | Reply
  35. bear

    U people really think there doing something about it.they just say that so the us goverment could stay off ther back n so they could continue ther drug operations n criminal acts.Do u people really think somebody could escape the mexican prison well yes especially if ur rich n u pay off the guards they will let u walk n get away.one day I was in mexico ciudad juarez n I was drivin my neighbors car from el paso tx to ciudad juares n I got pulled over in juares by mexican transit n told me the plates to car wernt to that car n that I was federal violation n that could take me to the cereso prison but if I could give some money he will let me go n he would give me a sector code so if get pulled over again they would release me.Hey I said yes n I gave him 20 dollars n he let me go so imagine wat money could do in mexico half of the 40`000 people that have died are inocent n criminals are walkin.remember money talks n bull shit walks.In MEXICO u got the moNey u got the power!!!!!!!

    July 25, 2011 at 6:32 pm | Reply
    • Reyna

      Your about the top of my list on ignorant comments. And im also pretty sure you stated about 10 lies in your 3 sentence paragraph. Where does your made up plate story come into human trafficking...your such a jackass.

      July 25, 2011 at 10:01 pm | Reply
  36. kim

    It sad that women and children are being forced into this life to satisfy a bunch of sick preverts there willing to have sex with these people but will not help otherwise what kind of sickness is that. Im sure alot tof these women would perfer to work then to have to sleep with some slimeball prevert. Why dont they just legalize prostitution so those who want to do that kind of work can get paid a fair price and get health checks because you know that there are all kinds of std giving to thse people who are being force to live this evil lifestyle. Just a bunch of preverts that dont have a problem having sex with these people but once there done they get a attitude and want to act racist hey why act better then someone after you use them for your prevert needs if thats the case dont sleep with them do them a favor.

    July 25, 2011 at 6:48 pm | Reply
  37. trina thompson

    If anybody thinks its ok to be apart of this so called way of living,they themselfs need 2 be put in that sittiuation.so they would know how bad it really is

    July 25, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Reply
  38. madhater

    Mexican's are sloppy and half-@ss workers.

    July 25, 2011 at 6:52 pm | Reply
    • lori

      Really thats why you most work in construction , landscaping, and agriculture lmao where have u been ? Idiot

      July 25, 2011 at 10:57 pm | Reply
  39. LCHT

    Not saying we should have the same laws as Mexico. But now its vital for the US to step up. Human trafficking happens everyday here in the States and most citizens don't even know it. Its not some far away, third world problem. Its right here. "Good job, Mexico." Maybe they can say the same of us soon.

    July 25, 2011 at 7:11 pm | Reply
  40. jessicaber

    I think that Mexico wants to help with the Amber Alert program. That is all that I can think of right now.

    July 25, 2011 at 7:21 pm | Reply
  41. YounanMarketingAndManagementAssociatesInc,Int'l Intst'r

    what? why did you say anonymity for victims who denounce the crime. did you leave out some words in that sentence.
    did you mean some of those doing the trafficking are victims and you will give them anonymity if they denounce the crime as not something they wanted to make money and jobs in etc. or did you really mean that those victims who say that stuff didn't happen to them will get new names and addresses and protection if they don't pursue charges against the states too for their ignoring and also purposeful involvement. i mean the same thing is happening up in this area to and i kind of sense with brutal beatings and repeated death that attitude. i was kind of getting the hint they were trying to pass on to me regularly. it was more than extra sensory perception. i mean i didn't need to put my psychic antennas up martian style or anything like that. maybe at the bottom of this major obtrusive invasionary conspiracy there is really some kind of like a real estate industry wealth game moving everybody around everywhere. makes that market super hot. couldn't be just about renting house and apt. movers industry. lot of them don't have furniture so it may not be the latter. is that the jewish leagues revenge to make us all wander in the desert or something. you shouldn't have put mexico on your flaghead CNN it drew negative attention i beleive. saying international was adequate.and i repeat a previous comment, how is it they get told where the mass graving victims are not long after they have been killed. who points to them the chinese or the british or a mob of negros with them. it usually takes decades or more to discover a mass grave. sometimes centuries sometimes its never discovered. this pointing to the mass graving victims has happened repeatedly 6 to 7 times already – i think more than that. furthermore the drug bosses wouldn't mass grave their own type of people that is utter nonsense what was reported, so it isn't druggy types getting mass graved ones with tattoos and leather jackets. – men types – do you have a gay obstinate control movement going on there as well perhaps. from reports it looked like they were all men mass graved. same with libya. and other countries. gays are just male prostitution – men who play every kind of pervert involved corrupt trickery to make wealth and other gains, prostitutes engage young men to do sex acts of more perverse nature to initiate them quite often. young meaning grade schoolers. you are just part of the prostitution problems you are all working on my back together all involved in the same criminal abuse means to criminal ends.and you do sleep with women you just use homosexual perversion against all ages to intimidate and push your weight around. there are hardly any of you who are gay in fact. even after you transgender you still want a woman to damn sleep with or you would find a fucking man to sleep with as a transgender.you play the game on the man as a transgender to freak him out and crook with the other kinds but you do end up shacking up with a woman so where is the homosexualness in that. i remember now you had Canada up on your flag of CNN internet cover page. that was when the heavier murdering was going on in this country. except i can't recall if it was only Canada there for sure. explain yourselves please. was that secret operation postings by the press leagues in conjunction with you know who.

    July 25, 2011 at 7:33 pm | Reply
  42. Pancho Via

    Arresting these people is much safer than arresting the violent drug criminals. Makes great press too! "We saved thse poor young girls!" Know they will be working on the next street before sundown. I love do-gooder Gringos, for they are so gullible.

    July 25, 2011 at 8:32 pm | Reply
    • scir91onYouTube

      RIGHTFULLY, in india, if a police man arrests a working prostitute, he is beaten BY HER because this IS a real profession for many women

      July 25, 2011 at 8:48 pm | Reply
  43. Trickle Nothing

    Where does the richest man in the world live? US? Europe? Saudia Arbia? No, he lives in Mexico! He made 57 billion dollars from telecommunications. Why are these Mexican people so poor that they have to sell young girls? It doesn't look like democracy is trickling down much money to the poor in Mexico. But it is causing a flood in the pockets of the wealthy. Now the jobs in Mexico go to China. Tomorrow they will be selling their sisters.

    July 25, 2011 at 8:42 pm | Reply
  44. Holly

    The myth that illegal aliens only hold jobs that American workers won’t do is just that — a myth. Recent studies estimate that 20 percent of cooks, 25 percent of construction workers, 22 percent of maids and housekeeping personnel, and 25 percent of groundskeepers are illegal aliens. In addition, 40 percent of illegal aliens are visa overstays, many of whom take high-end jobs from Americans.
    When fast-food company Chipotle was audited and hundreds of its illegal workers were fired, American citizens lined up the next day for a chance to work at those jobs. . .
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services data from last year show that 98.3 percent of employees were confirmed as work-authorized instantly or within 24 hours using E-Verify. A 2009 report by research firm Westat found that those eligible to work are immediately confirmed 99.5 percent of the time.
    E-Verify is free, very accurate and reduces paperwork for American businesses.
    Please put your efforts into helping the truly down and out Americans. Please put your efforts in helping mothers, fathers, teenagers find work. There are generations of families who cannot compete with the under the table dealings of illegal’s and have gone out of business. Fax your representative today. Faxes and calls work and are free at NumbersUSA…..(there is POWER in Numbers, look it up and just do it!)

    July 25, 2011 at 9:02 pm | Reply
    • Reyna

      Idiots like you should be forced to live in Mexico....

      July 25, 2011 at 10:07 pm | Reply
      • leticia

        I bet she is buyer number one of crack!

        July 27, 2011 at 4:43 pm |
    • Bazoing

      The problem is not the people; they are mostly great. The problem is the constant rapid inflow. I am not sure that e-verify is related to the problem? However, illegals really are taking jobs that out kids could use for a start. They are also taking construction jobs, etc. However, we must be cautious. We cannot deport 30 or 40 million people (not 12 like the govt. says) without committing a monstrous crime. However, suppose we simply notified each employer that has people already employed with a name which does not match their SS# to certify them for a work permit. They we could provided for adequate fines for any employer hiring new, non-agricultural field workers, people without proper credentials. The inflow would stop and unemployment would start going down. Would wages go up and caused a little inflation? They would have to go up a lot to adjust for the amount that housing inflation has gotten ahead of wages.

      July 26, 2011 at 1:50 am | Reply
    • leticia

      Holly you are so racist and so bitter and so disgusting that you can't see any positive about immigrants illegal or not. I'm just tired od losers like you blaming everything on people because of the race, this article is about Mexican police doing a tremendous job rescuing people, please respect that!!! loser!!!

      July 27, 2011 at 4:31 pm | Reply
    • Whos Your Momma

      Holly, you sound ignorant with a dash of racist. What does e-verify and illegal immigration have anything to do with this article?

      July 28, 2011 at 11:33 pm | Reply
    • Plexie

      Not only is what you wrote correct, while the parents may work these jobs their children on average won't. With a near 50% High School dropout rate they have few options, Of course latino gangs are an option, one they often select.

      August 5, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Reply
  45. whosyurmomma

    What does e-verify and illegal immigration have anything to do with this article you ignoramus racist idiots to the umpteenth power. Translate this.... Pendejos Sonavaviches!!

    July 25, 2011 at 10:14 pm | Reply
    • lori

      Lmao so true

      July 25, 2011 at 10:52 pm | Reply
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  47. madhater

    That's how Mexican's were raised, don't be racist.

    July 25, 2011 at 11:24 pm | Reply
  48. peacebewithyou

    Thanks be to God.

    July 26, 2011 at 1:06 am | Reply
  49. jcarlos

    Actually this is really strange. 1000 people arrested and only 20 victims rescued? How is that possible? Sounds like the Mex Pres has come up with a way to round up who ever he wants, accuse them of being involved in human trafficking and then send them to jail awaiting a trial to prove that they arent involved, except if and when the trial would happen is up to the government. So basically its a witch hunt law that allows anyone to be thrown in jail for practically ever with out ever being proven guilty. Human trafficking is one of the worst blights the human race has known, but these actions really dont appear to have anything to do with actually confronting the problem.

    July 26, 2011 at 1:08 am | Reply
    • Danno,CostaRica

      THE 20 VICTIMS YOU SPEAK OF ARE MINORS.. The others were of legal age..

      July 26, 2011 at 10:44 pm | Reply
  50. Antoinette

    Problem??? Universal Trashcan and the Chemicals ar mind altering.. The Puppet Masters who are less then Humane my TV showed me yesterdsay.. I get exclusive One Tv screen full of Green Men.. The Uniform jackets that were taken off.... A higher betrayal and a Richteous Choice. The Command giving a press conference yesterday played the World for a Fool and Planet Wide Far oh drool ... Splat.. They spat me straight in my face again and I was home in no home again... A Psychosis is the Army, the scizzo's do their dirtly laudry stealing by GS in Provincial double dealing B........ non pure generation Next and Bigger hate, Less Love, Less Green and I soon will not ever become seen with anybody Big so small.

    July 26, 2011 at 9:39 am | Reply
  51. Marina

    530 women arrested (30 more women than men) shows me that this may have been a "blind sweep" rather than a "smart raid" on behalf of the Mexican government who wants to appear "tough on crime."

    July 26, 2011 at 10:50 am | Reply
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  53. madhater

    They arrested the ones that were one time minors. Sloppy, halfass.

    July 26, 2011 at 11:35 pm | Reply

    For them to clean up the country corruption! they would have to clean the house first. the army itself is the most corrupted. BUT ok put some locals on jails to make some noices, ok but not even close to solve the problem, for the problem is the goverment itselt. respect and peace if not REVOLUTION.

    July 27, 2011 at 8:46 am | Reply
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  56. Grebis

    All of this (drugs, human trafficking, violence etc) is a direct result of having unsecured borders and the non-enforcement of federal laws. As well as every US politician violating their oath of office. There is no other rational explanation.

    July 31, 2011 at 3:02 pm | Reply
  57. United States of Annexico (Annex Mexico)

    That is great Mexico!! Now how about US authorities doing the same here. There has been human trafficking going on across the street from my house. During a certain time of year, my illegal neighbors leave for the weekend only to return with a SUV full of new faces. And after several weeks they disperse into our community and a new batch is brought in the next month. I have called ICE, but they will not do anything about it. So what are we paying them for?

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  58. jdhartlv

    Did they wake up from their coma, or did we threaten to stop giving them money, or maybe this is just another show?

    August 1, 2011 at 2:36 pm | Reply
  59. John

    Didn't get time to read all the blogs so forgive if this is a repeat. Where did they put 1,000 people? I don't know any jails or prisons equipped for the influx of 1,000 people over night. They must have taken their cell #'s and said we'll get back to you later!! Or perhaps they sent them single file thru the jail and out the back door!! Seems most of them eventually get away anyway!

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