Trial opens today in case of trafficking of children

A man from Colombia and a woman from the Dominican Republic will be in the dock today at the Tribunal de Juicio de Limón facing allegations of trafficking children.

The pair were detained March 23 after they arrived in Limón escorting five Ecuadorian minors ages 7, 8, 11, 16 and 18, said the Poder Judicial.

The man was identified by the last names of De la Torre Benavides and the woman by the names of De la Cruz González. The Poder Judicial said they crossed over the border with Panamá illegally before arriving in Limón. The children were en route to the United States. said the Poder Judicial.

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