I know, I know, California….it’s not a “manhunt”.
But you know what? Deal with it because this is huge news and terrific news breaking tonight!
Accusted human trafficker and top of the “Most Wanted” Darrick Bell was just arrested by ICE federal authorities.
What is it with these people and their wack names?
Are these names or mispellings of names?
Anyway, I digress.
Check out the wonderful news as President Trump CONTINUES to Drain the Swamp everywhere it is found:
Fox News had more:
Federal agents apprehended a member of Immigration and Custom Enforcement’s Most Wanted List Wednesday who has been on the run for more than two years for his alleged role in operating a large-scale human trafficking and drug operation out of a Detroit motel.
Darrick Bell, 50, was arrested at the Econo Lodge, a motel in Monroe, Mich., an ICE spokesperson told the Detroit Free Press.
Bell--also known as Tone or Ghost-- was nabbed at the motel on Wednesday with about $12,000 in cash and cocaine, the Detroit Free Press reported. A woman was also arrested.
Bell, a U.S. citizen, escaped arrest on Jan. 12, 2017 when more than 200 law enforcement personnel descended on the Victoria Inn to break up the operation. Women who lived at the motel were allegedly drugged and forced through coercion, threats and isolation to perform commercial sex acts for the financial benefit of Bell and his associates, ICE said.
Bell and five other defendants were charged in a 9-count indictment with trafficking in persons, forced labor, drug trafficking, money laundering, extortion collection and conspiracy, among other charges, ICE said.
This guy gets it:
Local Detroit News had more:
Federal authorities arrested the accused leader and last remaining fugitive of a drug and sex-trafficking ring at a Detroit motel after a two-year manhunt.
Darrick Bell was arrested late Wednesday at the Econo Lodge in Monroe by Homeland Security Investigations special agents and the U.S. Marshals Service, representatives said in a statement.
Investigators found nearly $12,000 and suspected cocaine in the motel room, the release said. They also arrested a woman who is facing drug charges.
Bell, 50, known as Tone or Ghost, had been on the run since January 2017, when nearly 200 law enforcement personnel raided the Victory Inn on Detroit's west side, one of the largest federal raids in the city's history.
The investigation and raid rescued 14 women and uncovered a sophisticated criminal organization with a hierarchy, lookouts and a body count. The drug and sex-trafficking operation took over the 42-room property, leaving two rooms for legitimate customers.
The inside story behind one of the largest law enforcement raids in Detroit history that shuttered a drug-riddled motel agents likened to a brothel.
Bell, a convicted killer and alleged pimp, was accused of running sex-trafficking at the motel.
He and five other defendants were charged with trafficking in persons, drug trafficking, money laundering, extortion collection and conspiracy, among other charges.
Bell was the last remaining fugitive in a manhunt for those connected. Harold "Nephew" Nero, one of the five charged, was arrested in June 2017.
"HSI special agents and deputy U.S. Marshals are actively investigating persons who aided and abetted Bell to evade capture," investigators said Wednesday.