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Man sentenced to 10 years in human smuggling case

Posted at 5:07 PM, Dec 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-17 19:07:49-05

A man who was part of a human smuggling operation was sentenced to 10 years in prison in Tucson federal court Tuesday.

Prosecutors say Audias Sanchez-Collins and 26 others charged in the case smuggled around 150 undocumented migrants into the U.S., including 13 children. The group also laundered over $1 million made in the case.

Sanchez-Collins was a leader of the smuggling operation, the U.S. Attorney's office says.