FBI: El Paso Tops For Human Smuggling

  • FBI field office in Texas town said it is a central destination for human smuggling and extortion.
  • “These types of cases are tragic,” Special Agent in Charge Jeffrey R. Downey said. “It’s not the amount of money involved; it’s the fact innocent victims are tricked into believing their loved ones are in danger and the horror and helplessness they feel as they scramble to secure what they think is their release.”