(STL.News) – On December 9, 2019, Yohan Humberto Castro-Reyes, 33, of Sinaloa, Mexico, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Rosemary Marquez to 60 months’ imprisonment, followed by two years of supervised release. Castro-Reyes previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to transport and harbor illegal aliens for profit.
On May 14, 2019, Castro-Reyes was arrested for conspiring to harbor and transport between 25-99 illegal aliens. Castro-Reyes concealed the aliens in a residence and involuntarily detained them through coercion or threat while demanding payment. Castro-Reyes possessed and brandished a 9mm firearm while harboring the aliens in the residence.
The investigation in this case was conducted by the Department of Homeland Security and United States Customs and Border Protection. The prosecution was handled by Assistant United States Attorneys Raquel Arellano and Stuart J. Zander, District of Arizona, Tucson.