A second Bangladeshi citizen has been indicted by the Department of Justice for plans to smuggle illegal aliens into the United States through Mexico.
“The unsealed superseding indictment alleges that from March 2017 to August 2018, Milon Miah conspired to bring and brought 15 Bangladeshi nationals to the United States at the Texas border in exchange for payment. Miah allegedly maintained a hotel in Tapachula, Mexico, where he housed and fed aliens and provided them with plane tickets to locations in northern Mexico where the aliens were met by other smugglers who transported them to the U.S. border.”
Last week Bangladeshi citizen Moktar Hoosain pleaded guilty to smuggling charges and plans to help illegal aliens cross the border. Hoosain and Miah were co-conspirators and worked together in Mexico.
“Human smuggling rings endanger the security of the United States,” Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski said in a statement. “This arrest sends a strong message that the Department is dedicated to holding accountable those who conspire to subvert our nation’s immigration laws for their own profit.”
“Securing our borders is a national security and law enforcement priority,” Southern District of Texas U.S. Attorney Ryan Patrick added. “Often, disparate organizations cooperate in an effort to exploit our border. The great investigative work by multiple agencies stopped this group and is able to bring foreign based defendants to justice.” Miah was presented to a judge yesterday in the Southern District of Texas. He will be transferred to Laredo as his case moves forward.