OPA-LOCKA, FLA. (WSVN) - A Colombian native has been extradited from his home country to face human smuggling charges in the United States.

Homeland Security escorted Jhoan Asprilla off a plane at Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport, Thursday — after being extradited from Bogota.

Investigators said Asprilla is connected to the rapes and torture of two Cuban nationals.

This is the first case where the U.S. has extradited a person from Colombia for human smuggling.

Asprilla is scheduled to appear in federal court Friday.

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