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Salvadoran police nab two traffickers with children

Salvadoran police arrested two alleged people traffickers on the border with Guatemala as they tried to smuggle out 10 children and four adults, officials said. 



San Salvador: Salvadoran police arrested two alleged people traffickers on the border with Guatemala as they tried to smuggle out 10 children and four adults, officials said. 

The would-be migrants were caught as they headed north in a mini-bus with no travel papers, the National Civil police said.

Despite tight border patrols, every day dozens of Salvadorans attempt to sneak out of the country en route ultimately to the United States in search of a better life or to rejoin relatives already there.

Of the three million Salvadorans who live outside the country, 2.5 million reside in the United States.

The money they send home is key to the Salvadoran economy, standing at about 15.9 percent of GDP, according to the Central Bank.

From Zee News

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