Man admits to smuggling migrants for pay
Man admits to smuggling migrants for pay

Texas Department of Community Safety

A DPS trooper doing the job in Wichita Falls arrested a male for human trafficking, the second human trafficking arrest this Fourth of July vacation weekend.

According to allegations produced in the most recent arrest affidavit:

On Sunday, a trooper noticed a Ford Expedition rushing south on U.S. 287. In the course of the targeted visitors halt the trooper learned the non permanent tags belonged to a Chevy Malibu. The driver was identified as Samuel Cazun Cruz. Cruz told the trooper he was traveling with spouse and children from Amarillo but did not know the names of any individual in the car or truck.

Just one passenger also said he did not know any of the other travellers. He advised the trooper he paid Cruz $300 for gasoline. Another passenger also mentioned they paid Cruz $300 for gas. Cruz was arrested and put in the entrance seat of the trooper’s patrol auto. When requested, “How much he was acquiring paid?” Cruz replies, “Not plenty of.”

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Cruz reported he was having paid out $150 for every man or woman and said he was keeping in Dallas although doing the job off a credit card debt. A research of the vehicle found a Kentucky identification with the identify Sam Cazun Cruz. Cruz informed the trooper the ID card was faux.

The trooper contacted a Border Patrol agent who put a Federal Detainer on all four travellers and Cruz. A juvenile was transported to the Wichita Falls DPS office environment and produced to a spouse and children member.

In accordance to the Wichita County Jail inmate info webpage, Cruz was billed with Smuggling of Man or woman and getting a untrue ID. His bond was established at $30,000 by a choose. He also was positioned on an ICE Detainer and held without the need of Bond.

This write-up initially appeared on Wichita Falls Situations History Information: Man admits to smuggling migrants for pay