OKC Man Charged With Human Trafficking

Wednesday, August 24th 2011, 4:08 pm
By: News 9


OKLAHOMA CITY -- An Oklahoma City man with alleged ties to a Mexican cartel is charged with human trafficking.

According to an Oklahoma City police report, Jaime Martinez, 36, kidnapped his wife at knifepoint and threatened to turn her over to the Mexican drug cartel known as La Familia Michoacana.

Martinez made it as far as Texas, when court documents state his wife escaped from the  trunk of the car.

Martinez has been formally charged with one count of human trafficking and one count of assault with a deadly weapon.

Martinez remains at large.

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