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Human Smuggler Convicted

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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.

Topics: adan garcia figueroa, hidalgo county, smuggling

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