Man pleads guilty for transporting 27 undocumented immigrants

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LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - A Laredoan is going to prison after transporting 27 undocumented immigrants in a tanker truck.

The incident happened in Hebbronville last August when 29-year-old Jesus Ramon Soto Jr. was driving the truck filled with water. Authorities stopped him for speeding and upon searching the truck further found the individuals in waist-high water.

Soto pleaded guilty last year and Wednesday he was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison.

He will remain in custody pending transfer to a federal prison.