The Associated Press
TUCSON, Ariz (AP) - Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested
nine people involved with a smuggling ring for illegal immigrants
ring in Tucson on Sept. 6.
Border Patrol agents received a tip about the smugglers from a
man in Idaho, officials said. An address search yielded the
location of the smugglers at a house where agents said they found
42 illegal immigrants.
The alleged leader of the organization is a legal permanent
resident and the other eight suspects were identified as illegal
entrants. The nine men now face immigrant smuggling charges.
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"This typifies the callousness of the smuggler towards his
human cargo," said Tucson Sector Border Patrol Chief David
Aguilar. "Thanks to the assistance of the Tucson Police
Department, we were able to dismantle another human smuggling