Woman smuggles humans for car payment money
Sun, 06 Oct 2013 20:54:51 GMT —
A woman is behind bars after she agreed to smuggle immigrants without proper documentation, since she fell 15 days behind on her car payment.
According to court documents, Lissette Fuentes waited at a Burger King in Roma, which is commonly used as a human smuggling location.
U S. Border Patrol agents saw six people come out of a brushy area near Burger King and get into a red Ford Taurus.
That TMs when they notified the Omaha Unit," from the office of Air and Marine, for backup.
U.S. Border Patrol agents caught up to them, and the driver pulled into a Family Dollar.
When questioned about their citizenship, Fuentes said she was a U.S. Citizen, while the other passengers admitted to being present in the U.S. illegally, court documents say.
Fuentes said she made arrangements to pick up the immigrants to make good money, according to authorities.
She was then going to be paid by another driver, who would be picking up the immigrants in McAllen.
Fuentes faces felony charges, and her arraignment is set for Thursday, October 10 at 8:45 before Judge Peter Ormsby.