Criminal Charges Unsealed Against 12 Individuals in Wide-Ranging Scheme to Monopolize Transmigrante Industry and Extort Competitors Near U.S.-Mexico Border* Charges Include Use of Violence, Threats and Extortion to Fix Prices, Allocate the Market and Eliminate Competition The U.S. Department of Justice today announced the unsealing of an 11-count indictment charging 12 individuals in a long-running, multi-faceted conspiracy to monopolize the transmigrante forwarding industry in the Los Indios, Texas, border region near Harlingen and Brownsville, Texas. Transmigrantes are individuals who transport used vehicles and other goods from the United States through Mexico for resale in Central America. Transmigrante forwarding agencies are businesses that provide services to transmigrante
The US DoJ announces the unsealing of criminal charges against 12 individuals in wide-ranging scheme to monopolize the transmigrante industry and extort competitors near the US-Mexico border
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