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Human Trafficking Arrest

Joe Denoyer - October 13, 2023 9:46 pm

Human Trafficking Arrest

On October 12th the Wallace County Kansas Sheriff’s Office stopped a vehicle and arrested a male subject for Human Trafficking. The male subject was transporting twelve people from Arizona to an unknown destination. The twelve displaced victims were transported to the Boarders Inn & Suites in Syracuse Kansas.

On October 13th at 06:11 am The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call stating a male subject was there trying to take the displaced victims by force. Upon arrival the male subject left the Motel in a van. At 9:41 am the vehicle was located in a parking lot in the 300 block of west Avenue A in Syracuse, Kansas. The suspect was found in a nearby restaurant where he was taken into custody. The investigation revealed the suspect is related to a human trafficking organization out of the Phoenix Arizona area. The suspect was identified as Antonio Castro Tienda 51 Mesa Arizona. This is an ongoing investigation and no other details will be released at this time.


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