Tag: Stash House

Stiff Sentences Given for Five Human Smuggling Stash House Operators

Five men in the Rio Grande Valley received prison sentences ranging from 16 to 30 years each for their roles in a human smuggling stash house kidnapping scheme. The men stole the human cargo from a stash house and then demanded the victims call family members to pay a ransom for their release. Two other previously deported illegal aliens also received sentences in the case.

Human Smuggling Kidnappers Get Heavy Prison Sentence

A federal judge sentenced three men in Laredo to lengthy prison sentences for kidnapping and extorting eight illegal aliens they smuggled into the U.S. Prosecutors accused the men of assaulting the Mexican nationals while holding them captive and then attempting to coerce additional smuggling fees from the families of their human cargo.

5th Circuit Reinstates Texas’ Alien Harboring Law

The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower court’s injunction, reinstating Texas’ illegal alien harboring law. The three-judge panel poured out the plaintiff’s claim that renting houses or providing social services would put them at risk of prosecution.

Smugglers Pack Migrants Into ‘Deplorable’ Border Stash Houses

Human smugglers packed two groups of illegal immigrants into two separate stash houses near the Texas border with Mexico in what Border Patrol agents called “deplorable conditions.” Agents with the U.S. Border Patrol Rio Grande Valley Sector teamed up with Hidalgo County sheriff’s deputies and Alton police officers to pursue a tip received from neighbors about possible human smuggling stash houses.

Texas Police Bust Human Smuggling Stash House

Police from the Houston Police Department (HPD) raided a human smuggling stash house on Thursday evening. Illegal aliens were allegedly being held for ransom in the house. The raid landed three people in jail and fourteen illegal immigrants in an immigration detention facility.

Human Smuggling, Kidnapping, Slavery and Extortion Ring Busted in Texas

A human trafficking ring in Houston has been busted-up by local authorities after concerned relatives called them when coyotes refused to release a illegal immigrant family member unless they paid the coyotes extra money. The smugglers have been forcing the men to work and would send the money earned back to a criminal organization in Mexico.

Previously Deported Criminal Alien Kidnapped, Stabbed and Left to Die by Human Smugglers

EDINBURG, Texas – Five previously deported illegal aliens and a human smuggler have all been arrested in connection with the kidnapping and stabbing of another illegal alien that was left for dead in a rural border area. Authorities were able to identify the stabbing victim as only a 25-year-old previously deported convicted felon who remains in serious condition at a local hospital.