trafficking specifically in South America. However,according to the Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition(BSCC), criminal gangs from Mexico, Central America, Russia, Japan, Ukraine, and several othercountries have been caught attempting to traffic victims across the U.S.-Mexico border.
There was also a claim by Mexican journalist LydiaCacho, who said that the Sinaloa Cartel and the Zetashad expanded their operations in Argentina and weremoving into sex trafficking. "I have clear evidence of the presence of drug cartels involved in traffickingthat are already operating in Argentina. Theseorganized criminals have begun to settle and are buying human beings." Reports of the presence of both drug gangs in Argentina in recent years arerarely disputed.There is no doubt that human trafficking is one of the world's most lucrative illicit trades - it is estimatedthat organized crime groups earn "tens of billions" of dollars annually. Given the highly profitable nature of the human trafficking trade, and its size in Argentina,it is a reasonable assumption that Mexican criminalgroups will try to establish control of the sex tradethere.Human trafficking is very appealing compared todrug sales that systematically require more drugs andhigh risk, compared with the ownership and use of sex laborers over and over again, as long as they arealive and capable. If not, it appears they areabundantly replaced.In a fairly regional effort, the Department of Organized Crime at the Ministry of the Interior inChile is working closely with Argentina and otherneighbors in an endeavor to eradicate organizedcrime, especially targeting mobsters and gangsinvolved in drug production and trafficking, humantrafficking and so-called white slavery, and illicitarms trafficking. Officials are continuing efforts toform alliances and joint programs, with actions thatcan be of great value to their respective homelands.
And Chile's efforts to curb human trafficking