madame mexicowala: link to “madame mexicowala” on the phones of 20 dubious agents | Ahmedabad News

AHMEDABAD: Gujarat police are on the trail of a certain Madame M, a Mexican official who allegedly helped racketeers smuggle people into the United States.
Investigators, who are cracking down on smuggling rings in Gujarat, revealed they were monitoring several shady immigration officers, and most of them had one contact in common: Mexicowala Madam or Madame from Mexico.
Gujarat Police are now trying to uncover the identity of the responsible.
Police had arrested eight officers for smuggling locals into the United States following the deaths of four members of a Patel family from Dingucha in Gandhinagar who were found frozen to death near the Canadian border in an attempt to smuggle in the United States in January. “We checked the contact list, audio messages and WhatsApp messages on their phones. One name came up frequently: Mexicowala Madame,” says an officer.
“We checked the contact list, audio messages and WhatsApp messages on their phones. One name came up frequently: Mexicowala Madame,” an officer said, adding, “We found this woman’s phone number on the phones of at least 20 officers who are currently under our scanner for involvement in illegal immigration. . This woman supposedly works for the Mexican government. She is currently stationed in Istanbul, Turkey. The Turkey-Mexico-US route is a favorite of many smugglers. »
Investigators are also investigating the involvement of two angadias from Gujarat and an agent from Delhi in financing the illegal migrant journey. “Angadias finance the trip and charge Rs 25 lakh as fee per person. Once the migrant settles in the United States, he sends the money via hawala using angadias to Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar and Mehsana,” said an officer familiar with the development.
The officer said the Mexicowala Madam charged around $6,000 to $7,000 for a migrant.
She has worked on the job for fifteen years. On the audio files recovered from the officers’ phones, you can hear them saying that the madam has cleared the file and that there will be no problem immigrating to Mexico from Turkey,” another officer said.
The police are now collecting stronger evidence against the woman.
Illegal immigration rackets in the state have come under scrutiny after four members of a Patel family from Dingucha in Gandhinagar froze to death near the Canadian border while attempting to enter the United States illegally. United. Their deaths have forced agencies in the United States and Canada to contact Gujarat Police for better coordination in tackling illegal immigration from the state.

Harry D. Gonzalez