human smuggling

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Man Charged In Texas Human-Smuggling Operation

A 34-year-old man is scheduled to make an initial court appearance in South Texas on charges that include murder, human smuggling and keeping undocumented workers as hostages.

08/26/2014

Part of a group of seven Guatemalan children accompanied by their mothers and caught illegally in the United States, is escorted upon arrival at the Air Force base in Guatemala City on July 18, 2014. (credit: JOHAN ORDONEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Human Smuggler: ‘Business Is Very Good’

The man-in-the-know nursed a late-morning beer at a bar near the Suchiate River that separates Guatemala from Mexico, and answered a question about his human smuggling business with a question: “Do you think a coyote is going to say he’s a coyote?”

07/21/2014

Federal prosecutors say Gerardo Salazar led a trafficking ring that used violence to force girls and young women from Mexico into sexual bondage in Houston-area bars. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Mexico Returns Accused Houston Sex-Trafficking Ringleader

Gerardo Salazar, alias “the Rooster,” faces life in prison if convicted on all counts from a 2005 federal indictment.

06/19/2014

File photo of a prison cell. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Austin Man Gets 4 Years In Human Smuggling Case

A Texas man has been sentenced to four years in prison in a human smuggling case involving a teen allegedly assaulted as she was being driven to New Jersey.

06/05/2014

Prosecutors say all five were involved in a smuggling operation that held 115 captive in a small southern Houston house. (Getty Images)

5 Plead Guilty In Human Smuggling Operation

Prosecutors say all five were involved in a smuggling operation that held 115 captive in a small southern Houston house.

04/16/2014

A U.S. Border Patrol agent says that the federal government is “completing the smuggling cycle” by bringing unaccompanied minors into the country “for free.”  (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

5 Charged In Houston Human Smuggling Operation

The men are accused of holding 115 people in a Houston home and threatening them with violence if they could not come up with a ransom payment.

03/25/2014

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32 Charged In Texas Human Smuggling Ring

More than 30 people have been indicted in a Houston-based wrongful employment and human smuggling ring with ties to Louisiana and Arkansas.

01/31/2014

File photo of a prison cell. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Houston Arrests Linked To Human Smuggling Ring

Nearly a dozen suspects have been arrested in Houston in a crackdown on an alleged human smuggling ring operating in Texas and other states.

01/30/2014

File photo of the logo of the US Homeland Security Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. (Photo by PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Dozens Found In House, In ICE Custody

Immigration officials raided a northwest Harris County home Monday night, suspected of functioning as housing for persons who are in the country illegally.

12/18/2012

File photo of the U.S.-Mexico border. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Texas Man Convicted For Housing More Than 30 Immigrants

A South Texas man has been convicted in a human smuggling case in which more than 30 suspected illegal immigrants were found in an apartment.

12/07/2012

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