Agent BUSTED at the Border

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Authorities have taken an agent into custody at the U.S.-Mexico border after he was caught helping to smuggle cocaine into the U.S. through a checkpoint.

As the situation at the border continues to worsen, corruption has been uncovered. Thanks to Joe Biden‘s campaign promises and policies in office, there has been a surge of illegal immigration and smuggling at the border. Now, a U.S. Border Patrol agent has been implicated in a drug trafficking scheme.

Oberlin Cortez Peña Jr., 22, has been taken into custody by authorities after being accused of helping smuggle cocaine through a checkpoint near the U.S.-Mexico border, according to acting US attorney for the Southern District of Texas, Jennifer B. Lowery.

According to the allegations, on two separate occasions, Peña had accepted $1,000 in exchange for helping a vehicle pass through a checkpoint in Falfurrias, Texas, with 11 pounds of cocaine.

Officials have alleged that Peña “utilized his knowledge” as a Border Patrol agent “in acting as a scout and providing information about the inspection lanes and which one to utilize.”

According to a criminal complaint, Peña gave the drug smugglers detailed instructions on how to hide the drugs, as well as tactics to use to distract the K-9 unit at the checkpoint.

If Peña is convicted of the charges, he faces a minimum sentence of 10 years to life in federal prison, alongside a possible $10 million maximum fine.

Reports indicate that Peña was also arrested back in March of 2021 for a DUI.

Agent BUSTED at the Border

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