Today, as part of his office's campaign against human trafficking, New Mexico Attorney General Gary King unveiled a fleet of buses aimed at increasing public awareness of the problem.
Assistant AG Maria Sánchez-Gagne tells SFR the campaign will include three buses in Albuquerque, two in Las Cruces and two in Santa Fe.
Victims of human trafficking, she says, "don't self-report--that's why it's so important to make sure the public is aware."
Sánchez-Gagne says the AG's office has just prosecuted its first two cases after the passage of the 2008 law making human trafficking a felony crime in New Mexico. As to whether the law is having any effect on reducing human-trafficking here, she says, "It's too early to tell."