Tag: human trafficking

Human Trafficker Receives ‘Enhanced Sentence’

McAllen (KFXV) — A Mexican national received a 50 month sentence today in the McAllen Federal court for harboring undocumented immigrants. Between June and July of last year, thirty-year-old, Adan Hernandez-Nunez held undocumented immigrants in Palmhurst, where he raped one of the women who he blamed for another woman’s escape. He assaulted her to make her “pay for it.” According to officials, he threatened to kill the Honduran woman if she reported the assault to anyone. Nunez received an enhanced sentence and pleaded guilty in September 2016 and will be transported to a federal...

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Human Trafficking’s $6.6 Billion Impact

Texas (KFXV) — Hundreds of thousands of victims of human trafficking– ranging from labor to sex trafficking are revealed by a new study by the University of Texas at Austin. It’s a worldwide business affecting more than half-a-million people in texas, including children. The most common crimes are sex, labor and human trafficking. A common technique in the Rio Grande Valley are immigrant stash houses. The most common form of trafficking in the U.S. Is prostitution… Like the most recent case in Houston, where a mentally-disabled woman was transported by her pimp, to perform sex acts during the superbowl...

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DEA Discusses Cartels’ Grip on Valley Drug Trade

RGV (KFXV) — Border conflicts continue throughout the area as cartels try to fight for territory. Fox speaks to the DEA on which criminal organizations operate in the Rio Grande Valley and what they’re doing to combat them. South Texas has become a ‘hot zone’, as DEA tells me, when it comes drug-trafficking. In the Rio Grande Valley, the primary operating organization is the gulf cartel. However agents also see the presence of Sinaloa, Jalisco and Zetas. Marijuana, cocaine, crystal meth and heroine– are the most common drugs trafficked into the U.S. through this region. Once the narcotics make...

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Undocumented Man’s Trial Continues

Cameron County (KFXV) — An undocumented man went before a jury for human trafficking. Thirty-seven-year-old, Galdino Jose Ruiz-Hernandez, originally from Oaxaca, Mexico and currently residing in Brownsville, is accused of illegally emigrating to the United States, and for the causing the death of a woman when he intended to cross her into the country in a boat. According to court documents, evidence provided to the jury indicates that Ruiz-Hernandez guided the woman in the water as they tried to cross into the us when a boat belonging to the border patrol crashed into them, injuring the woman. The sentencing...

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Immigrants’ Remains Exhumed for Identification

FALFURRIAS (KFXV) — Students and forensic anthropologists from Texas State University in San Marcos and the University of Indianapolis began digging up multiple grave sites at Sacred Heart Burial Park in Falfurrias– where dozens of undocumented immigrants were buried years ago. This is the third exhumation in Brooks County, where more than 170 human remains have been recovered since 2013– in an effort to properly document and identify the deceased. “The first step of the identification process for these individuals, once we find the burials and we remove those individuals from the ground, we can then begin the forensic...

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