Profits from Human Trafficking by Mexican Drug Cartels

The director of the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women and Girls in Latin America and the Caribbean  stated that Mexican drug cartels made up to $10 Billion in 2012 from the sexual services and labor exploitation of human trafficking victims.

A different non-governmental organization, Asahac, estimated that over half of the migrants from Central American who are attempting to enter the United States are captured either by human traffickers or human smuggling rings.

Source: Isabella Cota, “Central America’s drug cartels turn their attention to trafficking people,” Guardian, July 4, 2013.