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4th Fort Hood Soldier Guilty Of Immigrant Smuggling In Texas

A fourth soldier from Fort Hood has pleaded guilty to using her U.S. Army identification or military gear to help transport immigrants.


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3 Mexicans Get Prison For Houston Immigrant Stash House

Three Mexicans face U.S. prison terms for running a boarded-up house in Houston where immigrants were held until relatives could pay the human smugglers.


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Mexican Man Gets Life Term Over Immigrants Held In Houston

A Mexican man has been sentenced to life in a U.S. prison for leading a human smuggling ring that held more than 20 immigrants hostage in Houston.


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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.


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?”


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.


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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.


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.


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.


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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.