2 Mexican men plead guilty to role in human smuggling case resulting in death
According to witnesses, the victim could no longer keep up with the group, at which time Lopez-Nino kicked him repeatedly and left him behind.
LAREDO, Texas — Two illegal aliens from Mexico pleaded guilty Monday for their roles in an alien transporting scheme which resulted in death. Mario Emiliano-Herrera and Julio Cesar Lopez-Nino, both 19 and from Mexico, were transporting illegal aliens through rough territory, resulting in a murder.
The deceased male was identified as part of the group Emiliano-Herrera and Lopez-Nino lead. According to witnesses, the victim could no longer keep up with the group, at which time Lopez-Nino kicked him repeatedly and left him behind.
This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) with the assistance of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Border Patrol.
According to court documents, Emiliano-Herrera and Lopez-Nino were originally arrested Feb. 27, 2018, after U.S. Border Patrol officers encountered them leading a group of illegal aliens through the brush in Laredo. Nine were ultimately apprehended, two of whom included Emiliano-Herrera and Lopez-Nino. A short time later, law enforcement learned one of the aliens had passed out and had been left behind and attempted to retrace the group’s steps to no avail.
On March 7, a ranch foreman notified authorities that a body was found on the property just 1.5 miles north of the Rio Grande River.
Judge Marmolejo has not yet set a sentencing date. Both Emiliano-Herrera and Lopez-Nino each face up to life in federal prison and a possible $250,000 fine. They remain in custody pending the disposition of their criminal case.
This is absolutely disgusting that they would treat someone that they were paid to help so callously. Beating and kicking him, leaving him to die, after he was probably already severely dehydrated. These human smugglers are the ultimate scum, and deserve the worst kind of punishments. It may sound extreme, but until we start using capital punishment on human smugglers and drug traffickers, we will continue to see these types of incidents.
And the main people that are in immediate danger are the people that are being smuggled and those law enforcement officers tasked with catching the smugglers and rescuing the human cargo.
The Democrats will have you believe that the most loving and heartwarming people are coming into our country illegally, that couldn’t be further from the truth. The amount of illegal aliens entering our country guilty of serious crimes like identify theft, burglary, rape or murder is too damn high!
I feel like I end every article with this, but it is absolutely imperative that you support your local MAGA candidate. Look, I am a Conservative before I am a Republican, so if ever in my lifetime we have a Democrat that actually supports Conservative causes and isn’t a rabid Liberal, then perhaps I will listen to their platform.
But right now the Democrat platform is far too Liberal for me to ever take it seriously. Wanting to abolish ICE and weaken our Border Security is an absolutely insane position that I cannot support with good conscious and I think most level headed Americans feel the same way. The Democrats are taking up untenable positions and I do believe they will pay dearly at the polls come November…that is, if you are actually willing to stand up to them and vote them out.