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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 5, 2018

Tractor-Trailer Driver Admits to Transporting Illegal Aliens

In San Antonio this morning, 36–year-old Gerardo Javier Carreon of Laredo, TX, pleaded guilty to transporting illegal aliens, announced United States Attorney John F. Bash and U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Agent in Charge Shane Folden.

Appearing before United States District Judge Fred Biery, Carreon pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to transport illegal aliens.  On June 12, 2018, authorities responding to a scene in the area of Loop 410 and Broadway discovered over 50 illegal aliens in and around a semi-tractor trailer driven by Carreon. 

Carreon, who remains in federal custody, faces up to ten years in federal prison.  Sentencing is scheduled for October 5, 2018.

The U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) is investigating this case.  This investigation continues.  Assistant United States Attorney Matt Lathrop is prosecuting this case on behalf of the Government.

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Human Smuggling
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Updated July 5, 2018