Border Patrol Busted Agent for Doing Job: Mexican Illegal Drug Mule Gets US Visa
Border Patrol Agent for Doing Job: Mexican Illegal Drug Mule Gets US Visa
July 9 [ Border Patrol agents prosecuted to appease Mexico Another Border Patrol agent on the southwest border is facing a long prison sentence for doing his job. Isn’t it amazing how this happens only on the southwest border and never the Canadian border?
Veteran agent Jesus Diaz faces a sentence of five to 25 years in federal prison for “mistreating” an illegal alien who was apprehended crossing the border near Eagle Pass, Texas, in 2008. The man was handcuffed, and allegedly, Diaz lifted his handcuffs to force him to the ground because he was not cooperative. For this “offense” Diaz was prosecuted by U.S. attorney for the West Texas region, Johnny Sutton, and convicted and will be sentenced in September.
Diaz’s “victim,” who was carrying a backpack with 50 pounds of marijuana at the time, was subsequently given a visa and is free to enter and leave the U.S. any time he chooses.
We remember U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton as the prosecutor in the Ramos and Compean case. Border Patrol officers Jose Compean and Ignacio Ramos went to prison and later had their sentences commuted by President Bush in January 2009. The “victim” in their case, a well-known smuggler named Oswaldo Aldrete-Davila, also got a visa but — surprise! — was later arrested and convicted for drug smuggling