Human traffickers were bringing illegal immigrants from Haiti into Chile. In the process of smuggling in the immigrants, the traffickers attempted to pay border officials $400 per immigrants in bribes. The border patrol officials instead started an undercover operations to break up the ring.
Court documents state that the traffickers were selling immigrants in Chile for $1,000.
Source: Charlotte Karrlsson-Willis, “Chilean authorities thwart human trafficking operation,” Santiago Times, February 22, 2013.