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Tuesday, July 13, 2021

US Border Patrol Agent Arrested for Helping to Smuggle Cocaine through Checkpoint in Texas

"Socalj" for Borderland Beat

 According to a criminal complaint, Pena gave precise instructions on how to hide the drugs and tactics to use in order to distract the K-9 unit at the checkpoint. 

A US Border Patrol agent has been arrested on accusations that he helped smuggle cocaine through a checkpoint near the US-Mexico border, officials said Monday.

Oberlin Cortez Pena Jr., 22, was taken into custody by authorities last Friday in connection with the alleged drug smuggling, according to Jennifer B. Lowery, the acting US attorney for the Southern District of Texas. Authorities allege that on two separate occasions, Pena accepted $1,000 in exchange for helping a vehicle with at least 11 pounds of cocaine through a checkpoint in Falfurrias, Texas.

Officials say Pena allegedly "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, Pena gave precise instructions on how to hide the drugs and tactics to use in order to distract the K-9 unit at the checkpoint. 

If convicted of the charges, Pena faces a minimum of 10 years up to life in federal prison as well as a possible $10 million maximum fine.

Source: DOJ Insider

29 comments:

  1. Of course they help , they are involved in alot I know this from exsperiance

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    1. @5:52 Corruption is on both governments on all levels up to the letters agencias. But people act a fool about it.

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    2. Call and report. The US actually investigates and punishes it.

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    3. Learn to spell before you post your opinion.its spelled experience.@Por.eso.estamos.como.estamos.

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  2. 1000$ seems rather low for what that load is worth lmao.

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    1. should be per Kilo

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    2. Maybe a typo? Or maybe dozens of those loads cross each day? ūü§Ē

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    3. It's what they can easily make stick to him and enough to get him locked up for a looong time.

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  3. And cue the false equivalencies

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  4. Its the got dam chicanos

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    1. More likely 1st generation children of (mostly undocumented) immigrants, aka Dreamers. Chicanos often don't speak Spanish well enough and generally don't use the two surnames. Although it can get rather complicated regarding how people of Mexican descent identify.

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    2. @3:52 Chicanos are
      Mexican-Americans, USA citizens, regardless if they're first generation. DREAMERS are not even Legal Permanent Residents (LPR)...yet. This guy Oberlin, I've never even heard that name among any Mexicanos so he might be another nationality, is actually a Jr. which is a USA naming custom. Whatever.
      We can agree this individual is fucked!

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  5. Who was the snitch? How did he get caja?

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  6. Lmao risking it for 1k? ūü§£

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  7. Violated public trust and his oath of office- make an example and throw the book at him.

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  8. Had to be more than $1000. Maybe more loads in the past

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  9. That’s why I laughed at people that actually believe the stupidity of building a bigger wall and some still do believe a bigger wall will stop the crossing of anything over the border lol

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  10. Any of you dumbasses notice the name?

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  11. Family business???

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  12. There is corruption in every country..just at different degrees. Our govt is based on distrust on govt power..hence checks and balances..etc, But the collective belief in the rule of law is what separates the civilized from the barbaric... “throw the book at him”

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  13. That a lie …if they pay the driver 7k you would pay more for a border patrol agent

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  14. LOL @ the quote trying to be careful not to reveal exactly what instructions he gave them

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  15. FYI Socalj article from LA Times about illegal marijuana grows

    https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-07-11/illegal-marijuana-grows-have-overrun-the-california-desert?fbclid=IwAR19JTkgF9Hem6rlIazUdSKYQLHQU5e_0UHQK1JbJzJqBfrOnX_tfT9fdRQ

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    1. Send to BB Gmail it's on the website

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  16. Was it really worth it to lose his Federal Job. Vacation Pay, 401 K,
    Pension. All down the tube.

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  17. Dam rookies always get caught for peanuts showing their badge in nightclubs; Pendejos.in Laredo they always get arrested by LPD after leaving bars drunk and fighting with girlfriends ; get a life rookies.

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  18. It's actually 1k per k. And I wonder what those tactics were.. Would they be in a hearing transcript or classified?

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