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Police searching for fugitive involved in illegal immigration from 7 different countries

Posted at 1:46 PM, Oct 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-17 18:08:52-04

VICTORIA, Texas — Authorities are searching for a 48-year-old Mexican national who was smuggling illegal immigrants from seven different countries.

U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick made the announcement on Oct. 17.

Humberto Ramirez-Santos was set to receive his sentence in Victoria federal court for conspiracy to transport illegal aliens. He didn't show up. He was indicted by a federal grand jury for failure to appear and a warrant remains outstanding for his arrest.

The total number of illegal transports is incalculable according to officials.

"The alien smuggling organization facilitated the smuggling of illegal aliens from multiple countries including individuals from China, Russia, India, Brazil, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala and Mexico," said a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice.

Ramirez-Santos pleaded guilty on July 8 for conspiracy to transport illegal aliens between October 2011 to July 2017.

The conspirator's methods included driving Penske trucks through Texas ranches to avoid Border Patrol checkpoints.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, Border Patrol, and Houston Police Department conducted the investigation.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Patti Hubert Booth is the prosecutor for the case.

Information that could lead to Ramirez-Santos arrested should be reported to U.S. Marshals Service at 361-220-1800.