Number of Human Smuggling Drophouses found in Arizona

in Transnational Crime

During Fiscal Year 2012, the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement found 490 illegal immigrants being kept in 37 drophouses in the Phoenix, Arizona area. The number found in FY 2012 was significantly lower than the amount found in FY 2008, where 3,221 illegal immigrants were found in 186 drophouses operated by human smugglers.

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Source:  Associated Press, “Migrants found in drophouses sharply down,” Arizona Daily Star, December 20, 2012.

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