A Central American human trafficker said that cartels are harvesting children’s organs and stuffing drugs in their corpses as part of their illicit and profitable cross-border operations, the anonymous trafficker revealed in an interview with Fox News contributor Sara Carter.
“In most cases, they wanted to sell their organs, so that is the reason they take children,” the trafficker, whose face and voice were concealed, told Carter.
“Sometimes they take out the organs and they fill the body with drugs so they could take it through the border,” he added.
Wealthy people across the globe are purchasing the organs through unauthorized clinics, according to the trafficker. (RELATED: SMUGGLER’S PARADISE: How American Teenagers Are Being Lured Into Human Trafficking On Social Media)
The trafficker said children are used because they yield high profits.
“They just care about the money,” the trafficker said of the cartels’ interest in the lucrative operation.
Sexual predators also buy children from the cartels, he explained.
“I’ve heard that some people in places have very specific things that they like certain nationalities or certain age groups. So the cartels are looking for the people going around and when they spot someone with those characteristics, they tend to take them,” the trafficker said.
Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei told the Daily Caller News Foundation in June that smugglers have exploited the Biden administration’s “confusing” immigration messaging and used children to easily cross into the U.S. illegally.
“Right now there has been confusion with the messages. When they say we are going to codify all the children who have their parents here, what the coyotes say there is not convenient for them [the migrants]. ‘Let’s see. Grab the children and come,’ That child may be related, he may not be related. Wanting a child is the coyotes’ way of manipulating people,” Giammattei told the DCNF.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) authorities have encountered over 1,900,000 migrants, 128,845 of which are unaccompanied children, at the southern border since October, according to agency statistics.
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