Skip to comments.Oxnard Immigrant Smuggling Ring Busted; 5 Jailed
Posted on 06/03/2006 6:07:57 AM PDT by petkus
Five people accused of smuggling hundreds of illegal immigrants, including infants, as part of an Oxnard-based ring were arrested late Thursday and ordered held without bond Friday, officials said.
Oxnard residents Juan Ramirez-Ramirez, 37; Maria Margarita Renovato-Rangel, 24; and Maria De Jesus Renovato-Rangel, 29; Joel Rodriguez-Vargas, 27, of Riverside; and Manuel Leon-Morales, 62, of Los Angeles were being held on felony charges, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
One suspect was arrested while she was transporting illegal immigrants, said David Wales, resident agent in charge of Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigations in Ventura County.
The five were among 11 suspects in Southern California and Arizona who have been charged with four felony counts each: harboring, transporting and bringing illegal immigrants into the country, and conspiracy, immigration officials and the U.S. attorney's office in Los Angeles said. Each count carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison.
(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...
I guess we will show these folks with a good slap on the wrist. /sarc
These are people who are just trying to provide some Mexican families with a better life.
ventura county ping
Ventura County & Santa Barbara County Ping!
Well, at least there are no names of people I know in that list!
It's a good start. And they wonder why Oxnard has such a bad reputation!
CAMARILLO GRADE PING ! HA BEAT THAT!
SANTA MARIA PING. SOON TO BE MISSION COUNTY PING.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.