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B'deshi national arrested for conspiring to illegally bring immigrants into US

Press Trust of India  |  New York 

A Bangladeshi national has been arrested in the US for his role in a scheme to smuggle undocumented immigrants from into

Moktar Hossain, 30, conspired to bring and brought 14 Bangladeshi nationals at the border in exchange for a fee from March 2017 to August 2018, the said.

He operated out of Monterrey, Mexico, where he maintained a hotel that housed immigrants before they were transported to the US border by drivers paid by him.

US in the Southern District of ordered that Hossain be held pending transfer to Laredo for further criminal proceedings.

"Protecting our country from and the national security threat it poses is a priority for the Department of Justice," of the said.

San Antonio, the in Charge Shane Folden of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), said the agency will continue to work with to maintain the integrity of the US border and the safety of its communities.

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First Published: Sun, December 02 2018. 12:50 IST