Massachusetts woman charged in human trafficking case

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REVERE — A six-month investigation by the Massachusetts State Police – High Risk Victims Unit, Revere Police – Special Investigations Unit, and the FBI Human Trafficking Task Force led to the arrest of a 64-year-old woman on charges of human trafficking.

Detectives executed a search warrant on March 19 at an apartment on 50 Nahant Ave, #1, where they arrested Xiu Ying Zhang of Revere.

An adult victim, a Chinese national, was found at the location.

The victim had reportedly been smuggled into the United States through Mexico.

Zhang was arraigned and held on $500,000 bail.

The Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office – Human Trafficking Unit is set to prosecute the case.

If convicted, Zhang faces a minimum mandatory prison sentence of five years under Massachusetts law.

Chief Callahan of the Revere Police expressed gratitude to the Massachusetts State Police High Risk Victim’s unit for their dedication and assistance in tackling the complexities of such multijurisdictional cases.

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