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Mon Aug 13, 2012, 01:06 PM

36. US Border Patrol agents convicted in $2 million human smuggling case

http://rt.com/usa/news/border-control-human-smuggling-456/

Two US Border Patrol agents have been found guilty of running a profitable human smuggling ring that may have earned US$2 million.

The brothers Raul Villarreal, 42, and Fidel Villarreal, 43, were convicted of using their power for their own advantage, charging money to help hundreds of illegal immigrants enter the US from Mexico.

The two heard their verdicts after a five-week trial that was concluded by a one-day deliberation by the jury.

“They made the border work for them,” Assistant US Attorney Timothy Salel told jurors.

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