Drug And Sex Ringleader In U.S. Illegally For Third Time
A Norristown drug and prostitution case offers insight into the revolving door of illegal immigration. Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman says the alleged ringleader, Jose Castillo, had been arrested previously for crimes related to fake citizenship documents, once in California and once in the Norristown area. He was sent back to his native Mexico both times, so he was in the United States illegally for the third time when police arrested him in the drugs and prostitution case.
“He had entered the United States previously, he had been deported, he had returned to the United States and was deported again and then was still back here in the United States, and what this case showed was the flow back and forth across the border of these illegal aliens.”
Ferman says Castillo, his brother Victor and three other men are in Montgomery County Prison, and that will prevent them from pushing drugs and forcing women into prostitution. She also says they serviced only Mexican clients, who they thought would not talk to police, but a tip touched off the investigation that shut them down. She says now some people in Norristown’s large Mexican community are willing to cooperate with law enforcement because they want safe neighborhoods, just like most other people.