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Smugglers demanded $2,500 for release of each person held, feds say
PHOENIX - Fifty-three illegal immigrants found Sunday had been held against their will in a fortified home by suspected smugglers demanding more money, authorities said.
The group of rescued immigrants included two 13-year-old girls, three women and a mentally disabled man. The rest were men, Department of Public Safety spokesman Harold Sanders said.
Originally posted by sc2099
These guys shouldn't have been taking their cues from the underpants gnomes.
phase one - collect illegal immigrants
phase two - ?
phase three - profit
[edit on 12-5-2008 by sc2099]