Monday, November 9, 2015

Houston Police Officer Juan Carillo & Wife Charged With Transporting Illegal Immigrants


Big Wells, Texas

An officer with the Houston Police Department, along with his wife, has been charged with transporting illegal immigrants.

A U.S. Border Patrol agent arrested Juan Carillo, 51, and his wife, 42-year-old Rosa Carillo on Sunday, after the couple was pulled over in Big Wells.

Court documents reveal that Carillo admitted that his wife paid a coyote $1,500 to have two of their passengers smuggled across the Mexican border.

Carillo told border agents that he paid another $240 to have the illegal immigrants delivered to Eagle Pass.

The couple faces up to 10 years in federal prison and a maximum fine of $250,000 each if convicted.

After their court appearance on Monday, Carillo and his wife were released after posting $10,000 bonds.

Homeland Security Investigations is investigating this case along with the U.S. Border Patrol.

Carillo is a 21-year-old veteran of HPD who works in the Southeast Patrol Unit.

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