Smuggler with Tucson drop house convicted

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A human smuggler is found guilty by a federal jury of holding 31 people hostage in a Tucson drop house last year.

Mexican national Paulino Rios-Ledesma held the illegal immigrants with an AK-47 assault rifle at a house on Valencia up to 15 days, demanding they each pay a smuggling fee of $3,000.

Ledesma will be sentenced in June.