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McALLEN, Texas (AP) The last of four men has been sentenced for his involvement in a South Texas human-smuggling ring that kidnapped migrants from another smuggling gang and held them ransom.
Federal prosecutors say 34-year-old Euclides Moreno-Dominguez was sentenced Monday in McAllen to 17 years in prison. Three others were sentenced Friday to terms ranging from 10 to 22 years. All four are Mexican nationals who were in the U.S. illegally.
Authorities say the four men entered a stash house near Mission in 2008 and took 21 migrants in the country illegally. The migrants were taken to a home near Edinburg where the four defendants threatened their lives if their family members didn't pay a ransom.
U.S. Border Patrol agents later raided the home near Edinburg and arrested the four.
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