The U. S. Customs and Border Protection officers in the vicinity of Bisbee, Arizona.
A Mexican woman pleaded guilty to bribing a U.S. border inspector in San Diego with cash and sexual favors for the people in the country illegally.
Miriam Juarez plea agreement Thursday in federal court, said they helped smuggle at least 10 people in cars from November 2015 to September 2016 in San Diego, San Ysidro border crossing, the charge of $15,000.
Juarez and her husband, Gilberto Aguilar, were arrested in September during a traffic stop following an extensive investigation by the FBI’s Border Corruption Task Force, according to the San Diego Union Tribune. Both are in the country illegally and are expected to be deported after their sentences are served at the beginning of April.
The most bizarre border busts
Over the years, people have tried some unusual ways to smuggle drugs and people across the U.S.-mexico border, as photos from the U. S. Customs and Border Patrol show.
Customs officer Jose Luis Cota was arrested on the same day at work. He pleaded not guilty.
According to the plea agreement, the woman recruited the customers and smuggled them into her car by means of Cota’s lane at the port of entry. They would use fraudulent passports during the crossings, the Tribune reported.
Once on AMERICAN soil, the man would pick up immigrants and drive them to a destination.
The three-year investigation, including GPS tracking and recorded conversations, revealed hundreds of calls between Juarez and Cota and many hotel encounters.
With reporting by the Associated Press.