On Tuesday August 2, 2022 extensive coordination and cooperation efforts between United States and Guatemalan law enforcement authorities culminated in the Guatemalan National Civil Police (PNC) conducting a significant enforcement operation to disrupt and dismantle a transnational human smuggling organization. This operation included the arrest of four alleged human smugglers who have been indicted in the United States. Guatemalan law enforcement executed 26 search warrants in Huehuetenango, El Quiché, Totonicapán, Alta and Baja Verapaz and arrested 19 individuals including the four U.S. fugitives.
Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Polite, Jr. Delivers Remarks Announcing Joint Task Force Alpha's Human Smuggling Takedown Operation
Thursday, August 4, 2022
Updated September 15, 2022