Traffickers targeting youngsters on social media have been warned by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS).

Minors are being recruited by human traffickers to assist them in the transportation of migrants from Mexico, according to the authorities investigating the matter.

Eagle Pass is a city in the state of Texas. According to the detectives, the social media platforms Tik Tok and Instagram appear to be popular targets for people smuggling. They’re willing to compensate them for transporting Mexican asylum seekers. Migrants will cross the Rio Grande from Mexico on private land to reach state highways and bridges. A group of teenage drivers will transport the migrants to the larger cities of San Antonio, Austin, and Houston. They will assist the migrants in getting to the larger cities.

Texas Department of Public Safety is represented by Christopher Olivarez, who is the department’s public information officer. More than a year after the start of Operation Lone Star, state troopers have increased their participation in border security operations.

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“Juvenile smuggling gangs are recruiting and employing kids through the use of social media platforms. Several prominent platforms, like Tik Tok, Facebook, Twitter, and even the encrypted messaging app WhatsApp, are available. ” As Oliveras has remarked, “Human smuggling has been a source of worry for many years. Nevertheless, what we’re witnessing today is the use of juveniles, which is something we haven’t witnessed before. As a result, smuggling organizations are increasingly reliant on social media to locate and attract young people.”

Oliveras claimed that criminals use a range of strategies to achieve their goals.