M-13 Gang Member Arrested For Smuggling
LAST UPDATE: 1/18/2006 5:58:45 PM
Posted By: Michael Campion
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A routine traffic stop uncovers 13 illegal immigrants traveling along IH-35, and now investigators say one of them is could be to be part of a notorious gang.

The U.S. Border Patrol picked up the suburban Wednesday morning after being tipped off by D.P.S. Agents say the 13 included a Honduran along with a member of the violent M-13 gang.

11 others, including one female and a 17-year old boy were from Mexico. They will be deported back to that country.

"Ice human trafficking is investigating the case. They're going to be prosecuting the driver for human trafficking and the front rear passenger who is also a co-principal in the case," said Mike Baron with the U.S. Border Patrol.

Each immigrant paid anywhere between $1,500 to $1,800 dollars to make their way into the United States.