A Bangladeshi court has sentenced Moktar Hossain to 46 months in prison for human trafficking in the United States. Moktar Hossain was actively involved in a powerful human trafficking ring in the United States through Mexico.
The ruling was handed down by a US court on Thursday (January 7th).
After his arrest, Moktar Hossain admitted that from March 2017 to August 2018, he conspired to bring Bangladeshi nationals to the United States through the Texas border in exchange for money. Moktar Hossain worked in Monterey, Mexico. There he rented a hotel and a house to house the trafficked Bangladeshis.
Moktar Hossain also instructed US police on how to cross the Rio Grande River with drivers’ money to transport people gathered for trafficking to the US border.
The defendant was involved in an organized human trafficking network, said David P. Burns, assistant attorney general in charge of the judiciary. He did it for money. Citizens of Bangladesh who wanted to enter the United States illegally have fallen victim to this cycle.