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Prosecutors: Man helped smuggle Mexicans into US via Canada

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – U.S. prosecutors say a Mexican man helped illegally smuggle Mexican immigrants into Maine via Canada.

The Portland Press Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2wiKPHf ) 40-year-old Silvino Orduna-Cabrera pleaded guilty Aug. 31 and was sentenced Monday to time served – about two months.

Prosecutors say he dropped off two Mexican citizens who had been previously deported from the U.S. on the Canadian side of the border July 17. Orduna-Cabrera then drove into the U.S. and picked up the men after they walked across the border.

The U.S. attorney’s office says Orduna-Cabrera finally drove the men into Maine.

The U.S. Border Patrol was alerted to the case after a worker found a passport belonging to one of the Mexican citizens.


Information from: Portland Press Herald, http://www.pressherald.com

Source: www.washingtontimes.com stories: Politics

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