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Smuggling, extortion among charges

Updated: December 5, 2013, 1:38 PM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

Three people were charged in Miami with conspiring to smuggle, kidnap and extort Texas Rangers outfielder Leonys Martin as he traveled from Cuba to the United States through Mexico, according to a report in the Miami Herald.

The report said that Joel Martinez Hernandez, Yilian Hernandez and Eliezer Lazo were charged by the U.S. attorney's office in Miami on Wednesday. The three were also charged with smuggling 13 other Cuban baseball players to the United States through Mexico.

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