A human smuggling ring in Houston has been busted-up by local authorities after concerned relatives called them when coyotes refused to release a illegal immigrant family member unless they paid the coyotes extra money. The smugglers have been forcing the men to work and would send the money earned back to a criminal organization in Mexico.
At a press conference on Friday morning, Harris County Precinct Four Constable Mark Herman told the media that they rescued a man who had been illegally smuggled from Mexico. Herman said the family had already paid the coyotes $2,000 but they wanted $900 more. The coyotes threatened to kill the man, and had threatened the family. The family was “frantic” said the constable when they called law enforcement authorities.
The entire video was live-streamed by KTRK-ABC13’s Steve Campion.
In a statement obtained by Breitbart Texas, Constable Herman said, “Our investigation revealed the family members contacted an alien smuggling organization operating in Mexico for the purpose of smuggling the male victim into the United States via the Texas – Mexico border.”