Border Patrol rescues infant from suspected child trafficker

By SDCN Editor

San Clemente, CA–Border Patrol agents assigned to the San Clemente Border Patrol Station Checkpoint prevented a suspected incident of child trafficking on March 3.

The incident occurred around 1:40 a.m. when agents referred a vehicle containing a man and an infant to the secondary inspection area. Agents conducted an immigration inspection and questioned the driver. The driver said he picked up the infant in Otay Mesa and did not know the child’s name or where he was taking the child.

“Due to the vigilance of our agents, we were able to prevent this child from being trafficked and potentially exploited,” said San Diego Sector Chief Patrol Agent Aaron Heitke.

Child Protective Services was contacted and took custody of the child. The case has been turned over to Homeland Security Investigations for further investigation.   



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