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Body Smugglers

Three U.S. citizens, Cristian Hirales-Morales, 31, of Tecate, Mexico; Marcos Julian Romero, 21; and Sergio Anthony Santivanez, 23, both of San Diego were charged Tuesday with recruiting juvenile drivers from San Diego high schools to smuggle people into the country, where they were held for ransom, federal prosecutors said.

SAN DIEGO — Three U.S. citizens, Cristian Hirales-Morales, 31, of Tecate, Mexico; Marcos Julian Romero, 21; and Sergio Anthony Santivanez, 23, both of San Diego were charged Tuesday with recruiting juvenile drivers from San Diego high schools to smuggle people into the country, where they were held for ransom, federal prosecutors said.

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