Four Guatemalan Nationals Indicted by Joint Task Force Alpha Arrested in Guatemala

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Friday, August 12, 2022
Author: 
Alex Mostaghimi
Volume: 
38
Issue: 
8
Abstract: 

On August 2, 2022, the Guatemalan National Civil Police (PNC) executed a significant enforcement operation targeting a transnational human smuggling organization.  The operation was conducted with extensive cooperation from the United States and led to the arrest of four alleged human smugglers indicted by Joint Task Force Alpha (JTFA).  In total, the Guatemalan authorities detained 19 alleged members of Alfa Siete, a gang generating nearly $2 million from human smuggling to the U.S.[1]



[1] Alessandro Ford, United States Suddenly Keen to See Guatemala Extradite Human Smugglers, INSIGHTCRIME, August 8, 2022.