Crewmembers Arrested for Attempted Alien Smuggling

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

March 3, 2003

The U.S. Border Patrol issued a news release stating that three Filipino crewmembers of the M/V BALSA 58 have been arrested and charged with attempting to smuggle four citizens of the Dominican Republic from Haiti to the United States. The crewmembers were allegedly paid $21,000 for the smuggling attempt. If convicted, they each face a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a fine of $250,000. Source: HK Law
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