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Salisbury man among 50 arrested for Puerto Rico-based identity trafficking

A Salisbury man was arrested Wednesday as part of a nationwide, coordinated seizure of 50 individuals prosecutors say are involved in a Puerto Rico-based identity-trafficking ring, according to the federal immigration agency. Darcia Ramirez-Segura, 43, has been charged with conspiracy to commit identification fraud, according to a statement from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, relating to the alleged trafficking of the identities of Puerto Rican U.S. citizens and their identity documents. The single-count federal indictment covering all 50 defendants was returned by a grand jury on Dec. 29 and made public Thursday. "The indictment … alleges that from April 2009 to...

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