Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

U.S. Citizen Arrested For Smuggling Illegal Aliens


 Agents from the Wellton Border Patrol Station arrested a United States citizen attempting to smuggle a Mexican national through the Interstate-8 Border Patrol checkpoint near Telegraph Pass, Thursday night. A Border Patrol canine unit alerted to the smuggler’s vehicle, causing the agents to refer it to secondary inspection. Half a gram of methamphetamine was found in the vehicle and it was also determined the passenger was a Mexican national illegally present in the United States whom had paid the smuggler a substantial amount to be further transported into the interior part of the U.S. Both men were arrested and turned over to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for prosecution. The smuggler has received a sentence of 90 days in jail for aiding/abetting an illegal alien and the smuggled alien requested and was granted a voluntary return to Mexico.

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