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Two men plead guilty to human smuggling attempt

Authorities found 40 illegal immigrants, including three unaccompanied minors inside the trailer
Published: Dec. 9, 2020 at 12:01 PM CST
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LAREDO, Tex. (KGNS) -Two men plead guilty after a Border Patrol K-9 foiled a human smuggling attempt.

Jose Maria Lopez from Laredo and Eloy Carranza from South Carolina both admitted to transporting the undocumented immigrants.

The attempt was uncovered when a K-9 alerted Border Patrol to the presence of drugs at the U.S.-83 checkpoint.

Authorities found 40 illegal immigrants, including three unaccompanied minors inside the trailer where the temperature was recorded at roughly 109 degrees.

Both men face up to 10 years in prison and a possible $250,000 maximum fine.

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