Rusty Garrett here with the weekend outlook: Saturday will be the milder of the two days. Sun and clouds will be the rule with early weekend highs in the mid 80s. Back to the low to mid 90s on Sunday!
EL PASO (August 31, 2014) Mexican Cartels are profiting increasingly from human trafficking because of to the surge of Central American migrants seeking to cross into the U.S., an intelligence official says.
Oscar Hagelsieb, the assistant special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations in El Paso, said the cartels have "clamped their claws" into human smuggling, though they haven't abandoned drug smuggling.
He says U.S. authorities have identified the Gulf and other cartels heavily involved in smuggling in the region.
Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson recently announced that more than 360 smugglers have been arrested and $800,000 in illicit payments seized.