Posted: Nov 16, 2012 4:27 PM
Updated: Nov 16, 2012 4:59 PM
HIDALGO COUNTY - A Mexican national on Friday was convicted in a human smuggling case.
Adan Garcia Figueroa was found guilty on two counts of smuggling illegal immigrants into the United States.
He also was convicted on one count of illegally re-entering the county after deportation.
Court records show Garcia used a raft to smuggle 12 to 17 illegal immigrants into the United States.
Garcia claimed he was retrieving some fishing nets. He will be sentence in January.