Mexican Pleads Guilty in Human Smuggling Via Plane 8/30/12
August 30, 2012
MCALLEN, Texas (AP) - A man from Tampico, Mexico, has pleaded guilty in South Texas illegal immigrant smuggling attempt via charter plane.
Prosecutors in McAllen say 39-year-old Jorge Luis Gallegos-Avila pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiring to harbor, conceal and shield illegal immigrants.
He was arrested June 20 near McAllen-Miller International Airport after five suspected immigrants were dropped off. All five were detained before boarding a charter plane that was heading for San Antonio.
Gallegos-Avila faces up to 10 years in federal prison when he's sentenced Nov. 28. He remains in custody without bond.