A suspected human trafficker needed in Oklahoma had been utilizing a pretend identification for many years to keep away from deportation, authorities mentioned Friday.
Feng Jiang was arrested in New York City on Oct. 24 for an excellent warrant linked to a human trafficking investigation, the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics (OBN) mentioned. Investigators later realized he had been utilizing a pretend identify and beginning date for over 20 years.
“After being extradited back to Oklahoma earlier this month, a fingerprint analysis by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) determined that his real identity is Le Feng Jaing and revealed that he was issued a Final Order of Deportation in 2001 and currently has an outstanding Deportation warrant,” OBN Director Donnie Anderson mentioned.
Jiang turned a suspect after OBN started investigating a tip about alleged intercourse trafficking at what authorities mentioned was a brothel in a residential location in northwest Oklahoma City in October 2022.
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Investigators watched the placement and decided that a couple of dozen girls had been trafficked on the location between October 2022 and February 2023.
Jiang and one other man, Jian Lin, had been recognized because the operators of the brothel, OBN mentioned. Evidence reveals that purchasers of the brothel had been largely managers and directors of business marijuana farms.
Jiang is accused of constant to visitors girls in Oklahoma whereas residing in New York as not too long ago as Oct. 2023.
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Jiang and Lin had been every indicted on two counts of human trafficking in September. Lin can be dealing with costs in Canadian County for a current arrest linked to distributing the drug ketamine.
While authorities in New York City arrested Jiang final month, Lin stays a fugitive from a number of Oklahoma warrants.
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Lin could have been noticed not too long ago in Oklahoma City, although officers launched no additional particulars.