Pharr Man Convicted in Human Smuggling Case near Corpus Christi

1 year 8 months 2 weeks ago Sunday, August 18 2019 Aug 18, 2019 August 18, 2019 7:57 PM August 18, 2019 in News - Local

CORPUS CHRISTI- A Pharr man was found guilty in a human smuggling case near Corpus Christi.

Heriberto Lerma Jr. was driving a tractor trailer through the Javier Vega Jr. Checkpoint, near Sarita back in April.

Lerma told Border Patrol agents he was hauling a load of building materials.

When they noticed the door on his trailer didn't look right, a canine found 27 people hidden inside.

All of them were in the United States illegally.

Lerma claimed he didn't know the people were there.

His sentencing is set for November.

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