Mexican Human Smuggler Sent to Prison for Shooting at Border Patrol Agents in Texas

Mexican Human Smuggler Sent to Prison for Shooting at Border Patrol Agents in Texas


A human smuggler from Mexico will spend almost 18 years in prison for shooting a handgun at U.S. Border Patrol agents in West Texas in January.

A federal judge in Del Rio sentenced 35-year-old Sergio Trevino to 94 months in prison for assaulting a federal officer and 120 months in prison for using a firearm during a violent crime. The two sentences are set to run consecutively. Since Trevino is a Mexican national, he also faces possible deportation after release. Trevino pleaded guilty to the charges in March.

The case began in January when Trevino, along with 28-year-old Jesseca Ann Whitmire, picked up six Honduran migrants near Bracketville, Texas, and tried to drive them north.

As the group drove, agents tried to

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