Mexico City.- The Unit of Financial Intelligence (FIU), reported that it has blocked more than 147 million pesos linked to groups dedicated to human trafficking and 1,447 accounts so far this administration, reported Santiago Nieto, holder of the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP).

The figures were released after the presentation of the First Report on Trafficking in Persons Mexico 2019-2020, which had the participation of President of the Citizen Council, Salvador Guerrero.

Santiago Nieto mentioned that 117 people allegedly related to this crime have been detected, which have already been blocked, and 174 people were also detected as third parties related to this crime.

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In addition to the investigative tasks, the FIU mentioned that it has proceeded against disguised companies, whose objective was to bring foreign women to force them to prostitute themselves, and where many of their operations were carried out with cash payments.

During the presentation of the report, it was also detailed that since 2019 the Citizen Council collaborated in the opening of 126 investigation folders in 21 states of the Republic, with Mexico City in which it collaborated the most, with 28% of the investigations.

“It allowed us to contribute in 2019, with 11 percent of the research portfolios nationwide, with eight percent in 2020 and so far this year, we have contributed six percent of the research portfolios on human trafficking, “explained Salvador Guerrero.

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