Sentencing set in immigrant smuggling case - - Jackson, MS

Sentencing set in immigrant smuggling case

A naturalized U.S. citizen who pleaded guilty in Mississippi to a charge of transporting two Chinese immigrants who were in the United States illegally will be sentenced Friday.

Court records say Ming Che Chen pleaded guilty September 24, in U.S. District Court in Jackson.

A criminal complaint says the immigrants went from China to Hong Kong to Honduras, then traveled through Mexico and crossed the border near Laredo, Texas.

Court records say Ming picked them up in Texas and was taking them to New York when a deputy stopped him on Interstate 20 in Rankin County.

Ming was arrested after all three were questioned.

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