World: Bangledeshi human trafficker sentenced for running illegal migrant hotel, smuggling people into US

Inmate Uses Jailhouse Phone to Guide Drone Filled With Drugs Into Jail

  Inmate Uses Jailhouse Phone to Guide Drone Filled With Drugs Into Jail "Criminals are becoming increasingly creative in their attempts to smuggle drugs into correctional facilities," said Orange County DA Todd Spitzer.The incident occurred at the Theo Lacy Facility in Orange County, California on September 12, according to a statement released by the Orange County District Attorney's office. The drone crashed during the attempted smuggling and was found by an inmate worker in a grass area inside the jail two days later. The inmate worker quickly alerted Sheriff's Deputies.

A Bangladeshi man was sentenced to 46 months in prison Tuesday for participating in a scheme to smuggle undocumented individuals from Mexico and other countries into the United States, according to the Justice Department.

  Bangledeshi human trafficker sentenced for running illegal migrant hotel, smuggling people into US © Provided by Washington Examiner

Mohamad Milon Hossain, 41, conspired with and assisted human smugglers operating out of Bangladesh, South and Central America, and Mexico to bring numerous undocumented individuals to the U.S. border in exchange for payment. Hossain assisted in this operation from March 2017 through June 2019, the DOJ reported.

WhatsApp, social posts helped lead Haitian migrants to Texas

  WhatsApp, social posts helped lead Haitian migrants to Texas DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — For the final leg of his journey from Chile to the United States, Haitian migrant Fabricio Jean followed detailed instructions sent to him via WhatsApp from his brother in New Jersey who had recently taken the route to the Texas border. His brother wired him money for the trip, then meticulously mapped it out, warning him of areas heavy with Mexican immigration officials. “You will need about 20,000 pesos (about $1,000 U.S. dollars) for the buses. You need to take this bus to this location and then take another bus,” recounted Jean, who spoke to The Associated Press after reaching the border town of Del Rio.

MICHIGAN DOCTOR CONVICTED IN $100 MILLION-PLUS HEALTHCARE FRAUD CASE

Great Wall of Lights: China’s sea power on Darwin’s doorstep

  Great Wall of Lights: China’s sea power on Darwin’s doorstep ABOARD THE OCEAN WARRIOR in the eastern Pacific Ocean (AP) — It’s 3 a.m., and after five days plying through the high seas, the Ocean Warrior is surrounded by an atoll of blazing lights that overtakes the nighttime sky. “Welcome to the party!" said third officer Filippo Marini as the spectacle floods the ship’s bridge and interrupts his overnight watch. It’s the conservationists’ first glimpse of the world’s largest fishing fleet: an armada of nearly 300 Chinese vessels that have sailed halfway across the globe to lure the elusive Humboldt squid from the Pacific Ocean’s inky depths.

“This human smuggling conspiracy operated on a global scale and endangered the lives of Bangladeshi migrants,” said Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Polite Jr. “The Justice Department will continue working with our law enforcement partners here and abroad to bring human smugglers like Hossain to justice and to disrupt these criminal networks that unlawfully bring migrants from across the world into the United States.”

Hossain operated out of Tapachula, Mexico, where he maintained a hotel that housed individuals on their way to the U.S.

Hossain provided plane tickets and other assistance for the individuals to travel from Tapachula to Monterrey, Mexico, where co-conspirator Moktar Hossain assisted their illegal crossing into the U.S., the court documents reveal. Moktar Hossain had pleaded guilty in August 2019 for his participation in bringing aliens to the U.S. He carried out operations for the smuggling conspiracy from March 2017 through August 2018, the DOJ reported.

'Amistad' binds Del Rio and Ciudad Acuña amid migrant crisis

  'Amistad' binds Del Rio and Ciudad Acuña amid migrant crisis DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — Amistad — Spanish for friendship — binds the sister cities of Del Rio, Texas, and Ciudad Acuña, Mexico. Each year, the border communities that sit across the Rio Grande from one another come together to celebrate that bond during the Fiesta de la Amistad. Leaders from both sides of the border meet at the festival and share abrazos, or hugs, to commemorate their common history and an agreement between the U.S. and Mexico to build the Amistad Dam and Reservoir in the 1960s. The relationship shows in many ways, with workers and families typically going back-and-forth between Acuña and Del Rio daily.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE FROM THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER

The investigation was conducted by the Extraterritorial Criminal Travel Strike Force — a program focusing on human smuggling networks that may present particular national security or public safety risks or grave humanitarian concerns, per the court documents.

Washington Examiner Videos

Tags: News, Bangladesh, Department of Justice, Justice Department, Human Smuggling

Original Author: Asher Notheis

Original Location: Bangledeshi human trafficker sentenced for running illegal migrant hotel, smuggling people into US

Trump's DC hotel lost $70 million over four years .
President Donald Trump's luxury hotel in DC lost $73 million over a four-year period, despite gains Trump claimed on financial disclosures, according to the House Oversight Committee.The hotel, which the Trump Organization refurbished and leases from the federal government, was a fixture of Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and became a hub of activity for supporters during his administration.

See also