BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A man from Mexico and another from Honduras have pleaded guilty to federal charges they illegally moved for profit 14 people into the United States from Canada.
The U.S. Attorney’s office says 30-year-old Alberto Alvarado-Castro, a Mexican citizen, pleaded guilty Friday to a charge he smuggled the individuals into the United States for profit.
Hector Perez-Alvarado, a 25-year-old Honduran, pleaded guilty to charges of transporting for profit people who did not have permission to be in the United States.
Sentencing is set for September.
Prosecutors say that last October, Alvarado-Castro led 11 Guatemalans and three Mexicans into the U.S. from Canada in Derby Line. Perez-Alvarado then drove the people to a motel where they were arrested by Border Patrol agents.
Attorneys for two men did not return calls seeking comment.
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