Monday, May 19, 2008

Fourth Person Arrested in Illegal Smuggling Ring (KDBC-El Paso, TX)

Fourth Person Arrested in Illegal Smuggling Ring

Posted: May 19, 2008 05:31 PM EDT
Posted by Rick Isaias KDBC 4 News

A fourth person was arrested in connection with an illegal immigrant drug smuggling operation.

Federal agents arrested Rosa Isela Escajeda, 46, early Monday morning at her house. Escajeda, who is a Mexican national, was charged with conspiracy to commit immigrant smuggling.

According to the indictment, Escajeda worked with Border Patrol Agent Jesus Miguel Huizar and two others to smuggle over 100 illegal immigrants into U.S.

Escajeda allegedly harbored several immigrants at her residence at 308 Ronquillo.

Escajeda is expected to be in federal court Tuesday afternoon for an initial appearance. If convicted, she could face 10 years in prison.

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