Tag: Miami

911 Call Leads to human trafficking bust

Edinburg (KFXV) – Here is the recording of the 911 call which lead authorities to find a trailer with 17 undocumented immigrants. The driver, Ruben Echavarria says he is not responsible for the trafficking of 17 immigrants that were rescued this past Sunday from the truck he was driving. This was the call made from a friend of one of the 17 immigrants that were rescued Sunday after being in a trailer truck for more than 8 hours. Ruben Echeverria was the driver of the Coraggio transport truck that was on its way to Miami, Florida. According to Echavarria...

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Miami’s Wynwood cleared of Zika; focus shifts to Miami Beach

MIAMI (AP) — With health authorities declaring a win against Zika in Miami’s Wynwood arts district, their emphasis shifts to the remaining transmission zone on nearby Miami Beach, where residents have objected to the aerial pesticide spraying crediting with halting infections. No new cases of Zika have been reported in Wynwood since early August, and on Monday health officials declared it to be no longer a zone of active local transmission. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lifted a warning for pregnant women to stay out of Wynwood altogether, but continued to caution them about traveling to...

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Zika outbreak prompts travel warning for area of Miami

MIAMI (AP) — In a highly unusual travel warning, health officials advised pregnant women to avoid a part of Miami where mosquitoes are apparently transmitting Zika directly to humans. Health officials last Friday announced that mosquitoes have apparently started spreading Zika on the U.S. mainland, citing four cases they strongly believe were caused by bites. Ten more cases were announced Monday, even though Florida authorities have yet to find any mosquitoes actually carrying the virus. Of the 14 people infected, two are women and 12 are men. Eight patients showed symptoms of Zika, which can include fever, rash, joint...

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5 Arrested In Cocaine, Money Laundering Ring

Three South Texas residents have been arrested, each facing charges for drug trafficking and money laundering. Twenty-five-year-old Helvis Artiles of Mission, 43-year-old Mario Capote Morejon and 54-year-old Enrique Artiles-Mata, both of mcallen, have been arrested along with 35-year-old Victor Pacheco-Ortiz of Brooklyn, New York and 57-year-old Osvaldo Alpizar of Miami, Florida after an indictment alleges all five men conspired to distribute cocaine back in 2008. Capote-Morejon and Artiles-Mata are expected to appear before a judge in McAllen, Thursday, while Alpizar and Artiles are expected to appear in Miami and pacheco-ortiz will make his appearance in Brooklyn. If convicted of...

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