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It Was 35-Below, and They
Weren't Used to the Cold
Feb 13, 2022 4:10 PM CST
It Was 35-Below, and They Weren't Used to the Cold
BBC looks into the deaths of family from India who died trying to walk into US from Canada
- They were a young family of four from India who froze to death while trying to walk from Canada into the US last month. The BBC digs into the story of the Patel family to try to understand how this came to pass, and one inescapable fact emerges: It was...
Family That Froze Trying
to Cross Border Identified
Jan 28, 2022 4:08 AM CST
Family That Froze Trying to Cross Border Identified
Family from India included boy, 3, and girl, 11
: The four people who died of exposure while trying to walk into the US from Canada during a blizzard last week have been identified as a family from India. Investigators believe smugglers brought Jagdish Patel, 39; Vaishailben Patel, 37; and their children, 11-year-old girl Vihang and and 3-year-old boy...
Jan 27, 2022 3:34 PM CST
Searchers Find More Bodies of Migrants
5 bodies have been found off Florida coast after apparent human smuggling boat capsizes
- The Coast Guard said Thursday that it had found four additional bodies in its search for dozens of migrants lost at sea off Florida but would suspend its rescue operations at sunset if it doesn’t receive any new information. Homeland Security Investigations officials said they were actively investigating the...
Guy Tries to Smuggle
2 Men Into US in Coffin
Jan 26, 2022 2:15 AM CST
Guy Tries to Smuggle 2 Men Into US in Coffin
Suspicious Border Patrol agents found men, alive, inside
- Zachary Taylor Blood, 33, arrived at a Border Patrol checkpoint near the US-Mexico border with an American flag-draped coffin in the back of his van Oct. 26. When asked what he had, he replied, "Dead guy, Navy guy." The agent, who is a military veteran, got suspicious, however,...
Packed Boat Capsizes Off
San Diego; 3 Dead
May 2, 2021 5:52 PM CDT
Packed Boat Capsizes Off San Diego; 3 Dead
Officials suspect human smuggling; more than 2 dozen are hospitalized
- Three people died and more than two dozen were hospitalized when a boat capsized near San Diego. Officials say they suspect the boat was smuggling people into the US, the
San Diego Union-Tribune
reports. Parks workers saw people in the water off the coast of Point Loma near the Cabrillo...
Police Discover 90 People
Kept in 2 Rooms of House
May 1, 2021 3:40 PM CDT
Police Discover 90 People Kept in 2 Rooms of House
Human smuggling investigation begins as neighbors take over clothes and food
- A human smuggling investigation has been launched after Houston police found more than 90 people huddled in two rooms of a two-story house. Police had gone to the house Thursday night to search it after receiving a tip about a kidnapping, CNN reports. "It was a big surprise when...
Authorities Say SUV in Horrific
Crash Entered From Mexico
Mar 3, 2021 4:25 PM CST
Authorities Say SUV in Horrific Crash Entered From Mexico
It came through a breach in the border fence
- Authorities say a Ford Expedition crammed with 25 people crossed into the US from Mexico, likely through a breach in the border fence, before it was struck by a tractor-trailer near Holtville, Calif., on Tuesday morning, killing 13 people in the SUV, the
Los Angeles Times
reports. Surveillance footage shows...
Migrants' 911 Calls Spur Search
for Truck: 'We Are Dying'
Feb 11, 2021 9:06 AM CST
Migrants' 911 Calls Spur Search for Truck: 'We Are Dying'
Local authorities in San Antonio, DHS desperately seeking white tanker that may have 80 trapped
- Authorities from the San Antonio Police Department, Bexar County Sheriff's Office, Texas Department of Public Safety, and even the Department of Homeland Security have embarked on a desperate search for a tanker truck that may be crammed with dozens of trapped migrants in a human smuggling operation. Sheriff Javier...
They Hoped to Adopt. They
Walked Into a 'Baby Mill'
in case you missed it
Dec 5, 2020 7:00 AM CST
They Hoped to Adopt. They Walked Into a 'Baby Mill'
Ex-Arizona official jailed for 'baby-selling' scheme prosecutors say spanned 3 states
- A former Arizona elected official and adoption lawyer has been sentenced to six years in prison in Arkansas for what prosecutors say was a scheme that involved smuggling dozens of pregnant women from the Marshall Islands into US states to give birth, reports the
. Paul Petersen, 45, "...
Oct 10, 2019 12:32 PM CDT
Arizona Official Accused of Adoption Fraud
Paul D. Petersen, Maricopa County’s assessor, allegedly flew women to US to give birth
- Dozens of babies were fraudulently placed with adoptive families over a three- to four-year period, authorities say—and an Arizona elected official allegedly masterminded the scheme. Maricopa County Assessor Paul D. Petersen, who was indicted this week in three states on charges including human smuggling, sale of a child, money...
CBP: Girl From India Dies
in Desert on Way to US
Jun 14, 2019 6:18 AM CDT
CBP: Girl From India Dies in Desert on Way to US
Death took place in 'dangerous and austere location' in Arizona
- The body of a 7-year-old girl believed to be from India was found this week in a remote part of the Arizona desert just over the border with Mexico, a death that a Border Patrol official is calling "senseless," reports the Daily Beast . Per a Customs and Border...
10 Immigrants Died in a Truck.
The Driver Just Pleaded Guilty
Oct 17, 2017 9:50 AM CDT
10 Immigrants Died in a Truck. The Driver Just Pleaded Guilty
James Matthew Bradley Jr. could face life in prison at sentencing
- The driver of a semitrailer packed with at least 39 immigrants, 10 of whom died, pleaded guilty Monday to making the deadly smuggling run. James Matthew Bradley Jr., 61, pleaded Monday in federal court in San Antonio to one conspiracy count and a count of transporting the immigrants resulting in...
Survivors of Human
Sep 6, 2017 12:38 AM CDT
Survivors of Human Smuggling Disaster Face Deportation
Authorities say they're no longer needed as witnesses
- Authorities said Tuesday that 22 survivors of a semitrailer found outside a San Antonio Walmart packed with immigrants are no longer needed to testify and being turned over to immigration authorities. Ten people died in the alleged human smuggling operation discovered in July, and the driver of the truck faces...
White Sox Player Ate
His Passport on a Plane
Mar 2, 2017 9:42 AM CST
White Sox Player Ate His Passport on a Plane
Jose Abreu testified he had to get rid of fake doc before landing in US
- Some people snack on the peanuts offered on airline flights; Jose Abreu scarfs down beer and pieces of his passport. That's what the first baseman for the Chicago White Sox testified Wednesday in Miami at a trial for a baseball agent and a trainer accused of smuggling Cuban baseball...
20 Children Ditched by Smugglers Perish in Sahara
Jun 17, 2016 7:49 AM CDT
20 Children Ditched by Smugglers Perish in Sahara
They were part of a group of 34 migrants
- A group of nearly three dozen migrants, most of them kids, paid smugglers to whisk them out of Niger and Nigeria and to a new life to the north—but instead paid the ultimate price. The five men, nine women, and 20 minors were found dead Sunday in the Sahara,...
Smugglers Jailed in Syrian
Migrant Boy's Drowning
Mar 4, 2016 2:19 PM CST
Smugglers Jailed in Syrian Migrant Boy's Drowning
The photo of Alan Kurdi's body brought attention to refugee crisis
- Two men were sentenced to jail this week in connection with the drowning deaths of five Syrian migrants, including the 3-year-old subject of an iconic photo that brought the world's attention to the growing refugee crisis, the
New York Times
reports. The photo, taken in September, showed young Alan...
Suspected in Deadly Crash
Sep 24, 2015 1:22 PM CDT
Human Smuggling Suspected in Deadly Crash
6 dead as SUV flips in Texas police chase
- Human smuggling is suspected in an early morning crash outside Houston that left six people dead, seven injured, and two arrested, KTRK reports. The incident started when police tried to pull over an SUV for a traffic violation, according to the
. The driver allegedly sped off, leading police...
Cops Find 'Sea of People' Held Hostage in Texas Home
Mar 20, 2014 7:04 AM CDT
Cops Find 'Sea of People' Held Hostage in Texas Home
Smugglers held more than 100 inside squalid Houston 'stash house'
- Police staking out a squalid Houston home have uncovered the city's largest stash house in recent years, and it's pretty grim: The building was covered in human waste, had no hot water, and just one partially-working toilet for the more than 100 people held hostage inside. After a...
Police Bust 'Child Retrieval'
Oct 31, 2013 3:55 PM CDT
Police Bust 'Child Retrieval' Commando Squad
One former Olympic sailing champion among those arrested
- Most child-smuggling operations don't advertise their services online. But Italian police have busted a group that appears to have done just that. Police say they've taken down a group of ex-special forces operatives who charged "tens of thousands of euros" to kidnap children involved in cross-border custody...
US Border Agents Guilty
of Human Smuggling
Aug 11, 2012 7:10 AM CDT
US Border Agents Guilty of Human Smuggling
Brothers, accomplices, helped hundreds enter United States
- Two Border Patrol agents were found guilty yesterday of smuggling hundreds of people into the United States—using official Patrol vehicles. The government began investigating brothers Raul and Fidel Villarreal in 2005, but the Villarreals were tipped off in 2006 and fled to Mexico, where they were arrested two years...
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