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Sebring Woman Charged for Role in Fatal Human Smuggling Conspiracy

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Inside of Jail. TFP File Photo

MIAMI – Yaqulelin Dominguez-Nieves, 25, of Sebring, Fla., was detained pending trial today, on an indictment charging ten counts relating to an alien smuggling venture that resulted in the death of approximately sixteen people, four of whom were recovered at sea and found to have died by drowning.

“Human smuggling ventures put people’s lives at risk for the sake of profit,” said U.S. Attorney Markenzy Lapointe for the Southern District of Florida. “Human smugglers prey on the migrants’ hopes for a better life. Tragically, the smugglers’ exploits pose a grave danger to migrants. The U.S. Attorney’s Office will continue to work with our partners to prosecute those who carry out illicit human smuggling operations to protect vulnerable migrants and save lives.”

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https://www.highlandssheriff.org/newsBlog/6675de0263c8772a990a089d

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