ROBSTOWN, Texas — A Mexican citizen convicted of attempting to smuggling 18 undocumented immigrants across the border has been sentenced to federal prison.
31-year old Ivan Puga Moreno has been sentenced to 10 years. He will then be deported once time has been served.
It was in June of last year when his SUV crashed into a ditch near Robstown. Six people died in that crash.
Prosecutors said the people charged were trying to smuggle 18 undocumented immigrants into the United States. The other four people charged were 32-year-old Mayra Chaver, 33-year-old Agustin Gutierrez Gonzalez, and 35-year-old Rlena Ruiz. They are set for sentencing at a later date.
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