2 Women Convicted in Arizona Human Smuggling Case
FOX 10 News
Thursday, 01 Dec 2011
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) – Two women have been convicted in a human smuggling case in southern Arizona.
Federal prosecutors said Thursday that 28-year-old Kaleena Leah Morales and 33-year-old Sharae Jakaub were convicted in U.S. District Court in Tucson of transporting five illegal immigrants in July. They are scheduled to be sentenced sometime in February.
The Arizona Department of Transportation requested Border Patrol assistance with a vehicle stop involving possible human smuggling.
The two women and five illegal immigrants were taken into custody by Border Patrol agents and transported to the Tucson Station for processing.
Agents scanned fingerprints of Morales and Jakaub and found both had prior criminal convictions. Morales was convicted in 2005 for aggravated assault and child abuse. Jakaub was convicted in 2008 for a dangerous drug violation.