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May 5, 2014

16 year old girl victim of kidnapping and human trafficking

A Belizean minor is believed to be a victim of kidnapping and human trafficking across the northern border. According to newspaper accounts, police on patrol in Carillo Puerto, which is a favourite stop for persons travelling by road to Playa del Carmen or Cancun, detected a fifty-three year old Mexican man in a parked vehicle with a young girl. While Miguel Angel Manzanero Cocom told the Mexican police that nothing was amiss, the girl said that she was being physically and verbally abused by Cocom. She also claimed that he was holding her against her will for seven months and furthermore that she was only sixteen years old and illegal in Mexico. Cocom, reports the newspaper, will be charged for human trafficking and other offenses while the police say they are trying to reunite the young girl with her family. Her name is being withheld to protect her identity since she is a minor. News Five spoke with Corozal Police today who say that are looking into the reports. 

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1 Response for “16 year old girl victim of kidnapping and human trafficking”

  1. Been There and Done That says:

    “Corozal Police today who say that are looking into the reports.”

    Corozal Police are too stupid to solve crimes in their own town.
    Crime has gotten out of control in Corozal with many unsolved murders and burglaries and they are always investigating but never solving.
    They are too busy harassing kids on bikes and extorting money out of the few tourists we have combined with sitting at the bars.

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