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New York Man Indicted for Human Smuggling

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Hampshire

CONCORD – A Brooklyn, New York man was indicted in connection with smuggling unauthorized immigrants across the Canadian border, U.S. Attorney Jane E. Young announces.

Abraham Hernandez, 27, was indicted on three counts of bringing in and harboring certain aliens. Hernandez will appear in federal court in Concord at a later date.

According to the charging documents, on June 13, 2023, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police advised the U.S. Border Patrol that individuals with backpacks were walking southbound from Canada toward Halls Stream Road in Pittsburg, New Hampshire.  Hernandez was later stopped by law enforcement in Pittsburg, New Hampshire while transporting nine unauthorized immigrants in a white Honda SUV.

The charge of bringing in and harboring certain aliens provides for a sentence of up to five years in prison, up to 3 years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and statutes which govern the determination of a sentence in a criminal case.

United States Border Patrol led the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Ward is prosecuting the case.

The details contained in the charging documents are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.



Updated July 7, 2023

Press Release Number: 2023-104