Woman Arrested in Tijuana Accused of Trafficking

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By NTD Newsroom
December 4, 2018World News
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A woman was arrested in Tijuana for alleged public disturbance.

According to Foro TV, Sonia Diaz Vargas was detained by the Municipal Police and Federal Police on Monday, Dec. 3. This was her second arrest while the caravan passed through Tijuana, according to authorities.

Commander of the Police in Tijuana, Victor Quintero, said that Sonia Diaz Vargas was not a migrant. He explained that she was disrupting public order by not letting the migrants leave the old shelter and move to new ones.

Miguel Angel Jimenez, the coordinator of Transporte Unido Empresarial, accused Vargas of being a “pollera” – someone who transports migrants illegally. He said that she promised the Central Americans a better life despite that being not true.

The old shelter is set up outside of the “Benito Juarez” sports center. An AP report on Thursday said that more than 6,000 migrants were packed into a space not even capable of sheltering half of them. In addition, the sanitary conditions were appalling, with serious lice infestations and respiratory infections.

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