Human trafficking ring brought down Posted in: News Arrests last Tuesday south of Elgin were part of a regional effort to take down human traffickers.On Sept. 13, properties on Old Sayers Road, S.H. 95 and in Bastrop were raided by the U.S. Department of Justice and partners in an operation that "disrupted and dismantled a prolific human smuggling operation in Texas and across the southern United States," said the DOJ in a statement. Bastrop County Sheriff's Office was named as one of the agencies providing significant assistance.Erminia Serrano Piedra, aka Irma, and Boss Lady, 31, allegedly led the human smuggling operation. Other defendants include Kevin Daniel Nuber, aka "Captain," 41; Laura Nuber, aka "Barbie," 40; Lloyd Bexley, 51; Jeremy ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!