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Human smuggler fined, faces deportation after prison

Published:Friday | May 27, 2016 | 12:00 AM


A Mexican national found smuggling 10 immigrants into the United States has been fined $5,000 and faces deportation after serving prison time.

The Sun Herald reports 41-year-old Roberto Esquivel-Alonso received a 27-month prison term at his sentencing on Tuesday in US District Court. Judge Sul Ozerden had accepted his guilty plea in February.

Esquivel has been held since November 15, when US Border Patrol agents confronted him and another driver at a Waveland gas station. Agents met them at gas pumps at Mississippi 603 and US Highway 90 as men began getting out of the vehicles. They were all taken into custody.