POSTED: Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 10:32am
UPDATED: Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 10:41am
BROWNSVILLE — A 23 month-old girl has been reunited with her mother after the child was held for ransom by human smugglers after the child became separated from her mother when they both entered the country illegally. The mother was detained by Border Patrol agents and that is when she reported about her daughter being held for ransom. Border Patrol agents were able to investigate the situation and locate the child in Houston and reuniting the child with her mother.