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Human smuggling convict sentenced to 21 months in prison

Convicted of transporting, harboring over 100 migrants
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Posted at 10:25 AM, Feb 23, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-23 14:24:51-05

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — A 43-year-old human smuggling convict was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison.

Amalia Gonzalez-Lara of Oaxaca, Mexico pleaded guilty Thursday, Nov. 18 to one count of conspiring to transport and harbor over 100 illegally-present immigrants for profit.

On Jan. 12, 2021, law enforcement agents found 20 undocumented people inside a stash house in Avondale, Ariz.

Sergio Vazquez-Lores, 46, who operated the stash house for Gonzalez-Lara, will be sentenced Tuesday, March 15.

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