Two men suspected of being immigrant smugglers were indicted this week on 36 counts, including a charge that a death resulted from their smuggling operation.
Meanwhile, two other men thought to be smugglers could face a similar indictment next week, according to federal authorities.
The two men indicted in San Diego federal court Wednesday are Miguel Angel Vizcaino-Sandoval, 25, and Jose Jaime-Reynaga, 42. Information on where the men reside was unavailable this morning.
The two were indicted on charges that included smuggling undocumented immigrants resulting in death, smuggling immigrants for financial gain, transporting illegal immigrants resulting in death and transportation of illegal immigrants.
The case was connected to an Aug. 15 smuggling operation.
The two suspects, according to the indictment, brought a group of 18 immigrants across the border illegally. One of the immigrants, Rogelio Melendez-Sanchez died from heat exposure.