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Former Deputy Constable Heads to Federal Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Texas

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A former Cameron County deputy constable has been ordered to prison following his conviction of transporting illegal aliens, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Luis Enrique Guevara, 45, of Brownsville, entered a guilty plea June 4, 2015, admitting he transported three illegal aliens in a Nissan Pathfinder. 

Today, U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos ordered he serve a total of 15 months in federal prison to be immediately followed by three years of supervised release.

Guevara was arrested April 9, 2015, after an officer with the Robstown Police Department (RPD) stopped him for speeding as he was driving the Pathfinder north on U.S. Highway 77 through Robstown.

During the traffic stop, Guevara told the arresting officer he was a former police officer from Cameron County and a former narcotics officer with the Los Fresnos Police Department. After his arrest, Guevara told investigators he had transported illegal aliens several times prior and that he was paid $2,500 per illegal alien transported.  

At the time of the arrest, Guevara was a reserve deputy constable in Cameron County. He no longer holds that position.      

He will remain in custody pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future.

The charges are the result of an investigation by Homeland Security Investigations with the assistance of RPD. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Chad W. Cowan. 

Updated January 14, 2016

Topic
Human Trafficking