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US US Marine arrested on charges of smuggling undocumented immigrants across border

01:30  04 december  2019
01:30  04 december  2019 Source:   abcnews.go.com

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Two U . S . Marines in California were arrested last week and charged with smuggling undocumented immigrants across the southern border , according to reports. Border Patrol agents arrested Marine Lance Corporals Byron Law II and David Salazar-Quintero of Camp Pendleton on July 3

Minutes later, the two Marines and their three undocumented pasengers were arrested . Back in 2017, 25-year-old Joseph Edmond Cleveland, a US Army soldier, was sentenced to 15 months in a federal prison for smuggling two undocumented immigrants across a US Border Patrol

A U.S. Marine was arrested by U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Monday on charges of smuggling undocumented immigrants across the southern border outside of San Diego, according to the Marine Corps.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection personnel along with DOD personnel secure the San Ysidro Port of Entry at the border of California and Mexico, Nov. 25, 2018.© CBP U.S. Customs and Border Protection personnel along with DOD personnel secure the San Ysidro Port of Entry at the border of California and Mexico, Nov. 25, 2018.

"On December 2, 2019 at approximately 1:30 a.m., a junior-enlisted Marine with Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division was taken into custody by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) personnel for allegedly bringing in undocumented immigrants at the San Ysidro port of entry," the Marine Corps said in a statement. "The Marine is currently being held in civilian custody. The determination as to the adjudicating authority has not yet been made."

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Two active-duty Marines arrested after allegedly smuggling undocumented Mexican immigrants . Byron Darnell Law II and David Javier Salazar-Quintero, based in Camp Pendleton, Calif., were arraigned Monday in federal court on charges of transporting undocumented immigrants “for

Thursday's arrests came just a few weeks after two Marines from the same California military base were arrested on suspicion of smuggling immigrants across the U . S .-Mexico border into San Diego County, NBC News reported at the time. Those Marines , Byron Law II and David Salazar-Quintero

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The Marine Corps said that the Marine arrested on Monday had not served as part of the Trump administration's southwest border support mission. CBP and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) are currently investigating the incident, according to the Marine Corps.

The San Ysidro port of entry is the busiest land border crossing in the western hemisphere, processing an average of 70,000 northbound vehicle passengers and 20,000 northbound pedestrians per day.

a large long train on a steel track: U.S. Customs and Border Protection personnel along with DOD personnel secure the San Ysidro Port of Entry at the border of California and Mexico, Nov. 25, 2018.© CBP U.S. Customs and Border Protection personnel along with DOD personnel secure the San Ysidro Port of Entry at the border of California and Mexico, Nov. 25, 2018. (MORE: 2 Marines charged after trying to smuggle undocumented immigrants: Court records)

The arrest follows the detention of 23 Marines also from 1st Marine Division who were detained in July for human trafficking, drug distribution, and weapons charges. Of those, six have pleaded guilty to charges at courts-martial, according to the service.

"Thirteen Marines submitted and have approved pre-trial agreements requesting separation in lieu of courts-martial or waiving administrative separation boards," the Marine Corps told ABC News in a statement."The remaining four Marines are currently in the process of being adjudicated."

The Marines charged with human trafficking this past summer were alleged to have moved undocumented immigrants from locations within the U.S., not across the border.

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