Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Mexican mafia captain busted in Laredo Texas

Via Jim Kouri of The Sierra Times:

A ranking member of the violent Mexican Mafia gang was arrested near Laredo, TX, on Thursday by federal agents while he attempted to smuggle into the US 12 aliens hidden in the back of a tractor-trailer.

Jorge Antonio Espinoza, 40, from Laredo, was in federal court Friday morning where he was charged with attempting to transport illegal aliens into the United States. Espinoza was denied bond and is expected to remain in federal custody pending his next hearing scheduled for Aug. 4.

Any bets on how long it will take before this loser is released?

Says special agent Alonzo Pena:
“Espinoza is a smuggler who has no regard for human life. He attempted to transport 12 people inside a refrigerated tractor-trailer where they could have suffered severe medical complications,” he said.
Espinoza is one of the captains of the “Mexican Mafia” that operates in Laredo. His criminal history ranges from possessing drugs to escaping from prison.

Full story can be found here.

Related: Read the Rules and Regulations of the New Mexican Mafia


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