UPDATED 1:54 PM PT — Fri. Febuary 2, 2018
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is touting the Trump administration’s efforts to crack down on drug and human trafficking along the southern border.
Speaking at the Human Trafficking Summit Friday, Sessions warned of the increase in trafficking and called for tighter border security.
This comes after the Justice Department arrested a record number of human traffickers last year, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions says their work is just beginning.
“This is another reason why we must finally secure our border – traffickers and coyotes see our porous border as an opportunity they can exploit often for great profit,” said Sessions. “They exploit this weakness in our security all too easily.”
Sessions also said all 94 of the nation’s attorneys’ offices have designated human trafficking coordinators with customized strategies for their districts to target the criminals.