Man Netted In Human Smuggling Ring Bust [Texas]: A woman who was smuggled into Austin along
with her three children was rescued by police after her smugglers kidnapped and held her for ransom
Saturday, police said. Juan Manuel Matta, 19, is facing felony kidnapping and unlawful restraint charges. …
A court affidavit states the woman told police she and her daughters were smuggled into Austin for $2,000,
but that when they got to the city, the people in charge of bringing them here demanded another $3,000 for
their release to family members. The woman and her daughters were being held captive at an apartment at
1720 Woodward Street but somehow managed to escape and called a relative who had a car.