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Dallas man arrested for allegedly smuggling four people from Mexico, including a minor

Dallas, Texas – A man from Dallas was arrested by Texas DPS for allegedly trying to transport four Hispanic men, including a minor, from Mexico to Dallas, as stated in a court document. Guillermo Ramirez Hernandez, 46, is charged with three counts of smuggling of persons and one count of smuggling of persons under 18-years-old. He is also held on an immigration detainer. On April 23, a DPS officer pulled over a black 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee that Hernandez was driving over the speed limit by 9 MPH on I-35 heading north.

During the stop, the officer discovered Hernandez and four other Hispanic men in the car, one of whom was only 16 years old, the document notes. An interview with Hernandez showed his story did not match up; he claimed he went to Austin to pick up the four because their car broke down. Meanwhile, one of the men said he was actually picked up in Houston.

The four men were confirmed to be Mexican nationals by ICE Agents, who were summoned to the location. The men confessed to coming from Mexico and that Hernandez was supposed to drive them to Dallas, according to the document.

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ICE confirmed that the men had no legal documents to enter or stay in the U.S. and that Hernandez was illegally moving them. The men were handed over to ICE, and Hernandez was detained and taken to the McLennan County Jail, with his bail set at $25,000.

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