Immigration Enforcement

12 Illegal Immigrants Arrested in Human Trafficking Case

 
 

By ERIC WHITE
FOX8 News

ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) – Investigators said a routine traffic stop in Alamance County may have slowed down an illegal human smuggling operation.

Sheriff’s investigators say one of their deputies was on routine patrol about 10 p.m. Thursday when he noticed a van dri
ving erratically on Interstate 40/85.

The driver, Wilibando Landero Guitierez was charged with not having a driver’s license. It was later determined Guitierez and eleven passengers are illegal immigrants.

Another passenger, Rene’ Alonso, was the only U.S. citizen in the van. He has been charged with drug possession and allowing an unlicensed driver to operate a vehicle.

12 people are now being held on immigration charges in the Alamance County Jail.

Alamance County investigators said they’ve determined the passengers were being dropped off in North Carolina, Virginia, New Jersey and New York. Federal immigration and customs enforcement officials are now handling the case

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December 10, 2007 - Posted by | alamance | , ,

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