Man pleads guilty for transporting 27 undocumented immigrants
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.