Arizona’s federal grand jury returned six counts against an accused human smuggler who threatened to kill a Tucson Sector Border Patrol Agent. Also included in the indictment are charges for human smuggling conspiracy.
According to Breitbart Texas court records, Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents observed a suspicious vehicle being driven by Jesus Alberto Ibarra Barraza (a 31-year old man hailing from Tucson). As agents saw the vehicle several times, the incident occurred near Amado in Arizona.
At speeds exceeding 70 miles an hour, the suspect ran away from agents in a 45-mph zone. The truck then turned onto a dirt road as the agents followed. Ibarra Barraza pulled the truck over about 200 yards away and several people leapt out of its bed.
The suspected human smuggler fled as agents were attempting to gather the migrants. The truck was found by other agents after it had rolled into a single vehicle. The agents detained Ibarra Barraza on the spot and requested an air ambulance transport Ibarra Barraza to a local hospital.
Federal prosecutors with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona said Ibarra-Barraza verbally confronted a Border Patrol agent and threatened to kill the agents upon his release from the hospital.
Ibarra Barraza was charged with four counts each of Transport of Illegal Aliens for Profit and one count each of Threats To Murder an Employee in the United States.
A conviction could see the accused person convicted of human smuggler face up to 10 year imprisonment in federal prison, and/or a $250,000 fine per indictment.
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