Arizona Attorney General

Mark Brnovich

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05/2004

Attorney General Applauds Passage of HB2091 - Human Smuggling Bill

(Phoenix, Ariz. – May 26, 2004)  Attorney General Terry Goddard applauded the passage of HB2091 by the Arizona legislature.  The legislation is an effort to curtail the human smuggling activity in Arizona. 

Currently, Arizona is experiencing a rising number of extortion incidents, kidnappings and home invasions as a result of human smuggling/coyote activities.  It is estimated that more than $320 million per year is transacted in Phoenix alone to pay for coyote activity.  Some groups can make $40,000 in a week. 

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