Prosecutors: Man helped smuggle Mexicans into US via Canada

AP News
Posted: Sep 26, 2017 3:03 PM

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

The Portland Press Herald reports ( ) 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.

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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,