A Pakistani man named Sharafat Ali Khan was busted for a huge smuggling operation where it was discovered that he has been sneaking dozens of Muslim terrorists into the nation since 2014. He pleaded guilty in a D.C. federal court Wednesday to one count of conspiracy to smuggle undocumented migrants into the United States for profit, where the Times reported that this former Brazilian resident ran “one of the Western Hemisphere’s more flagrant alien smuggling operations.”
Despite bringing in dozens of terrorists into America for profit, Khan is only being faced with 46 months in prison, where many expect his sentence to be reduced drastically. In court documents the man’s complex smuggling operation was revealed, which showed him moving Muslim extremists from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Peru and other countries through Brazil to Central America and eventually to Mexico, where he received between $3,000 and $15,000 per immigrant smuggled.
Khan further admitted that he managed safe houses to keep his Muslim terrorists from being caught, and arranged a complex network of associates who assisted him along the smuggling route. In a brazen move to court, Khan told the judge he wanted to stay in the U.S. after serving time, but the judge had other plans.
“That’s not part of the agreement,” Walton said, having Khan sign paperwork promising to assist in his own deportation once his sentence is completed.
Federal authorities wrangled a guilty plea Wednesday from a Brazilian man who ran one of the Western Hemisphere’s more flagrant alien smuggling operations, sneaking dozens of illegal immigrants from terrorism-connected countries into the U.S. from 2014 to 2016.
Sharafat Ali Khan specialized in smuggling illegal immigrants from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh over to the West, where they would be staged in Brazil before being sent north to try to penetrate the U.S.
One of the men Khan helped smuggle into the country was an Afghan who authorities said was involved in a plot to conduct an attack in the U.S. or Canada and had family ties to members of the Taliban.Khan appeared in federal court in Washington on Wednesday and agreed to plead guilty to a smuggling conspiracy charge. He will be sentenced this summer and could get up to 46 months in prison, though a lower sentence is likely.
Khan also agreed to accept deportation after he serves his time — though not before making a plea to stay in the U.S.
“I want to stay here. I am a poor person. I would like to stay here if possible. I would like to apply for asylum,” he said, speaking through a translator.
While we should be thankful this person will be behind bars for the next few years, how many others are like him running around? But with people fighting against President Trump’s migrant ban, it will be easy for these people to keep flowing into our country without people like Khan even assisting them.