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Guatemalan Citizen Sentenced for Attempted Transport of an Alien

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York

ALBANY, NEW YORK –Fredi Chanchavac-Del Cid, age 34, a citizen of Guatemala, was sentenced today to time served (more than 6 months in jail) for the attempted transport of another person illegally present in the United States.  United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and Chief Patrol Agent Robert N. Garcia, United States Border Patrol, Swanton Sector, made the announcement.

As part of his guilty plea, Chanchavac-Del Cid admitted that on March 22, 2023, he drove to Franklin County, New York, and just south of the Canadian border  Shortly thereafter, a Mexican citizen who had just illegally crossed into the United States from Canada exited the woods along the road and got into Chanchavac-Del Cid’s vehicle.  Chanchavac-Del Cid admitted that he expected to be paid for transporting the illegal alien.  However, both individuals were arrested by Border Patrol before he could drive the car away, and Chanchavac-Del Cid has been in custody since that time. 

Border Patrol investigated this case.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Benjamin S. Clark prosecuted the case. 

Updated September 26, 2023

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