Fox News Latino
March 27, 2012
The number of minors transporting drugs across the Mexico-U.S. border continues to rise, as does the number of “blind mules” who transport dope without their knowledge, activists said.
In 2011 some 190 minors were arrested for trying to bring drugs across the border, an increase of 13 percent over 2010, according to official figures. Some 33 young people have been arrested so far this year.
These youths are “cheap, plentiful and disposable labor for drug traffickers,” Victor Clark Alfaro, a professor at San Diego State University, who also heads the Tijuana-based Binational Human Rights Center, told Efe.