USA v. Ul Haq, Irfan
[DDC] Irfan ul Haq, Qasim Ali, and Zahid Yousaf were charged with one count of conspiracy to commit alien smuggling. The three men allegedly ran an alien smuggling operation out of Quito, Ecuador. As part of an undercover operation, federal agents directed confidential sources to ask the men to smuggle a fictitious person tied to the designated terrorist group Tehrik-e-Taliban (TTP) or Pakistan Taliban from Pakistan into the United States. Court documents allege the defendants agreed to smuggle this person despite being fully aware of his purported affiliation with the TTP. Haq was sentenced to 50 months in prison, Ali to 40 months in prison, and Yousaf to 36 months in prison.