On Wednesday, Gov. Greg Abbott announced an expansion in the Operation Lone Star mission objectives to include cracking down on human trafficking-related to illegal border crossings.

Abbott indicated that the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) as well as the Texas Rangers would be charged with conducting interviews of unaccompanied minors who crossed the border to help gain information that might aid in the arrest of traffickers.

Operation Lone Star was launched earlier this month in an effort to help secure the border and prevent increased human and drug trafficking in Texas.

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