Human Traffickers arrested

NEWS RELEASE: El Paso, Texas – On December 1, 2021, El Paso County Sheriff’s Office East Montana Patrol deputies responded to the intersection of Horizon Blvd and Jackrabbit Dr. in reference to a welfare check. Upon arrival, deputies met with three subjects that stated they had escaped through the window of a residence where they were being held for three days without food and water. Deputies conducted a follow up on the 200 block of South Ascencion Ave and found an additional five subjects being smuggled into the United States by human traffickers. United States Border Patrol responded to the scene and took custody of eight individuals. Through the course of the investigation, detectives from the East Montana Patrol Station identified the traffickers as Martha Salas-Gonzalez and Raul Eduardo Martinez Lujan. Warrants of arrest were issued for both Salas-Gonzalez and Martinez Lujan charging them with Smuggling of Person.  Both offenders were arrested on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 and are being held under a $40,000 bond.

Martha Salas-Gonzalez, 22 years old


Raul Eduardo Martinez Lujan, 24 years old


Published 17 December 2021 10:33 AM by rvaquera


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