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Mexico freezes accounts of 'migrant traffickers' amid US tariff row

AFP  |  Mexico City 

Mexico said Thursday it has frozen the bank accounts of a group of suspected human traffickers allegedly responsible for organizing US-bound migrant caravans, amid negotiations to try to avoid Washington's threatened tariffs over migration.

The Mexican finance ministry said its Financial Intelligence Unit had blacklisted 26 people "for their probable role in trafficking migrants and illicit support for migrant caravans."

The statement came as officials from both countries met in Washington seeking a deal to avoid five-percent tariffs in return for Mexico stemming the flow of US-bound migrants.

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First Published: Fri, June 07 2019. 01:00 IST