A Ghanaian man was sentenced to five years in prison Thursday after pleading guilty to smuggling East African economic refugees into the United States via Latin America. Mohammed Kamel Ibrahim, 27, was known as ''Silk the Shocker'' when he lived in Mexico in 2007 operating what U.S. government officials said was a major smuggling pipeline.

The Associated Press


Updated: Mon, Jan 26th 2009 @ 8:48am EST