Trafficking probe nets 20 Mexican migration agents

2010-01-09 10:22 AM

Prosecutors say they have detained 20 Mexican immigration agents posted at the Cancun international airport on suspicion of migrant trafficking.
The Attorney General's Office says the agents allegedly allowed Chinese citizens into the country with false passports.

The office said Friday that the investigation began on Nov. 24, when a group of 35 Chinese citizens were detained at an airport in the western Mexico city of Guadalajara.

Officials found that agents in Cancun had put entry stamps into their false passports. The statement said other authorities at the Cancun terminal are being investigated.

The terminals serves both the Caribbean resort of the same name, and arriving flights from a number of countries. ... g=eng_news