Two US Marines are accused of smuggling Mexican immigrants into the US, according to court documents.
Last week, Border Patrol agents in Southern California have been checking hiding spots and monitoring footprints near Interstate 8 when one of many agents noticed a black automobile pull off the highway onto a mud turnaround, in line with a criminal complaint.
The vehicle pulled back onto the interstate, and the agent inspected the turnaround area and found footprints resulting in the place the car had been parked, the criticism says.
He known as the car in, and one other agent pulled the car over about 20 miles east of the Tecate port of entry.
Byron Regulation II was driving, and David Salazar-Quintero was within the passenger seat, the grievance says. There were three passengers behind the car, and so they instructed the agent they were Mexican residents, had no immigration papers and weren’t permitted to enter the USA, it says.
The driver and passenger, under questioning, started pointing fingers at each other, the complaint says.
Law told the agent that he was a Marine primarily based at Camp Pendleton, and he stated that Salazar-Quintero had known as him the evening of July 2 and requested him if needed to make a $1,000 for choosing up an immigrant, the criticism says. Salazar-Quintero can be a Marine based at Camp Pendleton, and each men are lance corporals.
Law agreed, the grievance says, and Salazar-Quintero, taking guidance over the phone from an unknown caller, diracected him to the Jacumba exit on Interstate 8, where they picked up an immigrant and transported the individual to a McDonald’s in Del Mar, the complaint says. There, the immigrant was picked up by a man in a blue Nissan, Legislation said, according to the complaint.