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.