WASHINGTON, D.C. (3/7/13) – The FBI arrested two southern New Mexico residents Monday, March 4, 2013, in connection with a human trafficking investigation.
Tu My Tong, also known as Sophia Tong, 56, of Ruidoso, was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport following her arrival on an international flight.
Daniel Cuellar, 50, of Ruidoso Downs, was arrested in Ruidoso Downs. Cuellar is expected to appear in U.S. District Court in Las Cruces on Tuesday. A court date for Tong, a Ruidoso business owner, has not been set.
The FBI was assisted in the investigation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement; U.S. Border Patrol; the Ruidoso Police Department; and the Ruidoso Downs Police Department.
Further details of the investigation will not be released until after the individuals’ court appearances.
Information provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation
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