SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A lawyer and activist is charged with human
smuggling after being accused of picking up two immigrants in the U.S.
illegally on the side of a South Texas road.
The San Antonio Express-News reports that Armando Treviño was arrested Monday.
federal complaint alleges that an off-duty Border Patrol agent on U.S.
Highway 83 Monday afternoon spotted two people get into a maroon SUV.
Agents pulled the SUV over and discovered the two people were from
Honduras and had entered the U.S. without legal permission.
complaint says the immigrants told agents that smugglers had abandoned
them after crossing the Rio Grande, and that they had been trying to
catch a ride.
Treviño was released after his arrest. His lawyer did not immediately respond to an email message Saturday.
Information from: San Antonio Express-News, http://www.mysanantonio.com