Human Smugglers Using TikTok to Advertise Illegal Border Crossings: Report

Human Smugglers Using TikTok to Advertise Illegal Border Crossings: Report


Human smugglers are using the social media app TikTok to promote their illicit services to bring migrants across the southern border of the U.S., according to an MSNBC report on Friday.

“Behind the camera is a coyote … a human smuggler, documenting their trafficking operations in order to promote them on social media,” MSNBC reported. “Some posts advertise their prices, which vary depending on the final destination. Others show off their profits with wads of cash.”

The videos reportedly reveal many of the methods human smugglers use to guide migrants across the border.

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“After stashing them in safe houses, the migrants are transferred to vans and hidden under blankets,” MSNBC reported. “Other footage shows them cramped in the back seats.”

While Border Patrol is aware

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