Five men arrested in kidnapping of teen involved in rival human smuggling operation, affidavit shows
Juan Carlos Soto-Victorino, 19, Jose Jared Soto-Victorino, 20, Lazaro Alfonso Estrada-Perez, 33, Fernando Espinoza-Rodaz, 26, and Lazaro Yonary Espinosa-Ramos, 18, are each charged with aggravated kidnapping and engaging in organized criminal activity.
Homeland Security agent talks about San Antonio’s place in the human smuggling pipeline
With three high-profile human smuggling cases in Bexar County in as many weeks, KSAT sat down with Homeland Security Investigations Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) Jeffrey Ryan to talk about where San Antonio falls in the smuggling pipeline.
Feds charge 7 in SW Bexar County human smuggling bust
All seven suspects were drivers or passengers of vehicles stopped by Bexar County Sheriff’s investigators Thursday afternoon after they left a property in the 11200 block of Briggs Road, where a neighbor had reported seeing 50 people exit a tractor trailer.
One person in custody after authorities receive several 911 calls related to suspected human smuggling case
SAN ANTONIO – One person has been taken into custody in connection with a suspected human smuggling case after several disturbing 911 calls were made to authorities on Monday night, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said Friday. And so, it was right at the border of unincorporated Bexar County in San Antonio. And so, we were getting calls,” Sheriff Salazar said Wednesday. The sheriff said there might be another clue that it may be a human smuggling operation. RELATED: 911 calls could be connected to human smuggling operation in Bexar County
911 calls could be connected to human smuggling operation in Bexar County
SAN ANTONIO – Disturbing 911 calls received by the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office could be connected to a human smuggling operation, Sheriff Javier Salazar said. And so, it was right at the border of unincorporated Bexar County in San Antonio. I know the San Antonio Police Department was also getting calls around the same time. BCSO obtained surveillance video from a trucking company located near Interstate 35 and Fischer Road. Salazar said BCSO is working closely with the Texas Department of Public Safety, Homeland Security Investigations and the San Antonio Police Department.