Mexican national sentenced to 5 years prison for conspiring to transport, harbor migrants for profit

Mexican national sentenced to 5 years prison for conspiring to transport, harbor migrants for profit
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - A Mexican national was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to transport and harbor migrants.

On Dec. 9, 2019, Yohan Humberto Castro-Reyes, 33, of Sinaloa, Mexico, was sentenced to 60 months’ imprisonment, followed by two years of supervised release.

On May 14, 2019, Castro-Reyes was arrested for conspiring to harbor and transport between 25-99 migrants. Castro-Reyes concealed them in a residence and involuntarily detained them through coercion or threat while demanding payment. Castro-Reyes possessed a 9 mm firearm while harboring the migrants.

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Department of Homeland Security and United States Customs and Border Protection.

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