LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A California truck driver has pleaded guilty in a New Mexico court to a charge that he transported illegal immigrants.

Federal prosecutors say 42-year-old Ulises Lluch-Valdes of Santa Clarita entered his plea Tuesday in Las Cruces.

He was arrested in March and released on a $5,000 bond. He remains on release pending his sentencing hearing, which has not yet been scheduled.

The charge stems from a stop at a border patrol checkpoint in southern New Mexico. During an inspection, agents found three illegal immigrants hiding inside the cab of his tractor-trailer.

Prosecutors say Lluch-Valdes admitted that he was charging the three men $800 each to transport them to California.

Lluch-Valdes faces up to 10 years in prison and three years of supervised release.

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Comments (8)
  1. Rick says:

    How much you want to bet he is a no show at his hearing?

    1. KME-455 says:

      Execute him so he doesnt do it again

    2. Ron says:

      $5000 bond vs. 10 years in Prison. What would you do? He’s probably already in MEXICO.

      That’s really a DETERRENT !!

    3. Saber 1 says:

      Lock and load. Why is he still above ground? He is clearly part of the problem and not the solution.

  2. Efrain says:

    If it’s his first offense he’ll only get probation. 10 years for making $2400 is ridiculous. White people get nothing for having sex with relatives. Now that deserves execution.

    1. Ron says:

      Is that what YOUR momma & daddy told YOU? I suggest that you don’t broadcast that in public !!

  3. Lurch Pernia says:

    Execute this SOB and destroy the truck.! This is damn disgusting and sickening. it’s about time Americans took care of this runaway issue themselves since Big Brother is afraid to or just does not give a shat for what is happening in America now.

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