Feds: 3 men took migrants hostage, held them for ransom at Hialeah ‘stash house'

HIALEAH, Fla. – A federal grand jury indicted three men Thursday, after prosecutors accused them of smuggling Cuban migrants to a Hialeah 'stash ho...

September 16, 2022
11:54 PM

HIALEAH, Fla. – A federal grand jury indicted three men Thursday, after prosecutors accused them of smuggling Cuban migrants to a Hialeah 'stash house,' where they were held for a $15,000 ransom.Prosecutors allege that Didier Perez Perez, Lester Leyniel Soca Diaz and Yoandy Alonso were part of what they described as an 'armed hostage-taking ring.'According the U.S. Department of Justice, the three men would smuggle the migrants into the U.S. via the Florida Keys.One group of migrants came to South Florida in August, according to a federal criminal complaint.

Chris Gothner