A South Texas man accused of leading a human smuggling ring has been sentenced.
Osvaldo Gonzalez will serve nearly 22 years in federal prison after a car crash in November 2015 left two migrants dead.
The 26-year-old plead guilty in conspiracy to transporting migrants back in November.
HSI agents say every time a case involves death, they do everything possible to get justice for the victims.
“The defendant organized the smuggling that caused these two deaths after 17 people were placed into a vehicle to be moved or smuggled into the United States,” said Maria Michel-Manzo, Assistant Special Agent in Charge with HSI.
Gonzalez is awaiting sentencing in another charge of immigrant harboring along with being a felon possessing a firearm.