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A 24-year-old Arizona woman, Tania Estudillo Hernandez, has been apprehended by authorities on suspicion of human trafficking, Your Content has learned.
It is alleged that she smuggled numerous migrants into the United States over a period of at least six months, charging them a staggering $15,000 each for entry. Disturbingly, the accused is also said to have held some of these migrants for ransom in her home.
Acting on a tipoff, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at the Arizona residence, where they observed the woman leaving with a person later identified as a Guatemalan national.
Subsequently, she was arrested and is currently being held at the Maricopa County Jail, according to New York Post.