“Transport of illegal aliens unlawful–violations, penalty.
577.675. 1. It shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly transport, move, or attempt to transport in the state of Missouri any illegal alien who is not lawfully present in the United States, according to the terms of 8 U.S.C. Section 1101, et seq., for the purposes of trafficking in violation of sections 566.200 to 566.215, drug trafficking in violation of sections 195.222 and* 195.223, prostitution in violation of chapter 567, or employment.
2. Any person violating the provisions of subsection 1 of this section shall be guilty of a felony for which the authorized term of imprisonment is a term of years not less than one year, or by a fine in an amount not less than one thousand dollars, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
3. Nothing in this section shall be construed to deny any victim of an offense under sections 566.200 to 566.215 of rights afforded by the federal Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, Public Law 106-386, as amended.”
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