Parents beware: El Paso Border Patrol Chief says kids are being recruited by criminal organizations on social media

El Paso News

The U.S. Border Patrol is finding more and more drugs, especially fentanyl, at highway checkpoints in San Diego County.

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — Criminal organizations are targeting youth in the borderland through social media, according to a post by El Paso Border Patrol Chief Gloria Chavez.

Chavez tweeted that parents should beware of transnational criminal organizations recruiting kids for drug smuggling schemes by enticing them with money and drugs.

The tweet includes warning signs that parents may notice in their children, such as secretive behavior and unexplained amounts of money.

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