— New York Post (@nypost) September 25, 2022
An Arizona woman stands accused of smuggling hundreds of illegal immigrants into the US after they coughed up as much as $15,000 a pop to get across the border, authorities said Sunday.
Tania Estudillo Hernandez, 24, allegedly smuggled between 80 and 100 migrants a month into the country for six months before she was arrested Friday. Hernandez was busted during a traffic stop while transporting a Guatemalan national, according to El Mirage, Ariz., police. Authorities were tipped off to the scheme when they received a report of a person being held for ransom at a house in the city.