The Bexar County District Attorney’s Office unveils a new Border Prosecution Unit.
“We have a huge problem with human trafficking,” Nico LaHood said. “We all know that the war on drugs, we have not been successful on from a law enforcement or prosecutorial perspective, and we’re changing our thought process about that.”
Moving to this new Border Prosecution Unit inside the Bexar County DA’s Office. He said this unit would prosecute border-related crimes.
“This is not an immigration issue, this is a crime issue, the threat from gangs and cartels in human trafficking, in violent crime related to drug and narcotic trafficking,” he said.
It’ll be lead by long-time attorney Tony Hackebeil.
“What we’ve found is that it’s the sophistication of the gangs, and obviously not just the gangs, but the people behind these operations that has created the challenge,” Hackebeil said. “I think getting all these agencies together under one roof like we’re going to do is going to be a great resource.”