Trafficking Probe Nets 10 Mexican Migration Agents

Trafficking probe nets 10 Mexican migration agents

The Associated Press
Tuesday, March 2, 2010; 10:36 PM

MEXICO CITY — Mexico's interior department says prosecutors have detained 10 Mexican immigration agents and three airline workers at Cancun's international airport on suspicion of trafficking Chinese migrants.

The department says in a statement that the agents, along with the two Mexicana Airlines employees and a worker of Livingston Air, allegedly allowed Chinese citizens into the country with false passports.

A statement issued Tuesday by the department says the arrests are part of an investigation that resulted in the detention of 26 immigration agents at Cancun's airport in January.