MK Mendoza speaks with Co-chair of the New Mexico Human Trafficking Taskforce and long time Advocate Lynn Sanchez along with former victim Ashley about the upcoming bill HB237 that looks at placing harsher penalties on traffickers. Currently trafficking cocaine can result in a 7 year sentence with trafficking human beings only results in a 3 year sentence. And New Mexico still ranks among the top 5 states for human trafficking. The two speak of their hopes for where the bill will land for this legislative session.
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