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Man 'long-sought' for human trafficking arrested by Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission

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Posted at 4:02 PM, Apr 29, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-29 17:02:08-04

A man wanted for human trafficking charges has been arrested by Houston special agents from the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.

Hugo Texis was long sought and identified as the subject of a “Red Notice” issued by the Mexican federal police. He is now in a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement holding facility.

"He was located as part of a long-term ongoing investigation by SIU agents in the Houston area," said TABC. "Interpol Red Notices are issued for fugitives wanted either for prosecution or to serve a sentence."

Texis, who is not a U.S. citizen, was previously deported in 2013.

"The Texas Legislature in 2019 made the investigation of human trafficking a top priority for TABC," said the release. "One of the ways Texans can assist in the fight is by spotting the signs of potential trafficking at a location and reporting it."