Arizona Attorney General

Mark Brnovich

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Human Smuggling Ring Take Down, 2010

  • Smuggled aliens were transported from the border to the various shuttle companies or drop houses in Tucson.
  • More than 800 agents from nine law enforcement agencies were involved in the bust, which seized a total of seven weapons, including an AK-47 assault rifle, and more than 40 vehicles.
  • There are currently 47 persons in custody.
  • In addition to the criminal arrests, the case indictments include criminal forfeiture allegations valued at $10 million.
  • Key arrests were made in both Arizona and Mexico through unprecedented cooperation with Mexican law enforcement.