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Revere Man Charged With Human Trafficking

March 29, 2024

Law enforcement officers found a Chinese national believed to be a victim of human trafficking during a search of a dwelling in Revere last week, police said.

The adult victim is believed to have been smuggled into the United States from Mexico, police said.

The search at 50 Nahant Avenue, #1 in Revere took place Tuesday, March 19.

Xiu Ying Zhang, 64, of Revere, was arrested and charged with human trafficking, according to a press release from the Revere Police Department. 

Zhang was held on $500,000 bail after arraignment. The Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office – Human Trafficking Unit is prosecuting the case.

The search followed a six-month human trafficking investigation. Detectives from the Massachusetts State Police – High Risk Victims Unit, Revere Police – Special Investigations Unit, and Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Human Trafficking Task Force conducted the search, pursuant to a search warrant, according to police.

In Massachusetts, those charged with Human Trafficking face a minimum mandatory 5-year prison sentence.


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