Kenneth Rijock

Kenneth Rijock

Sunday, January 29, 2012

BUSLOAD OF BULK CASH SMUGGLERS SENTENCED IN TEXAS

Thirteen Mexican permanent residents of the US, living in Georgia, were sentenced to prison terms ranging from six months to three years, for bulk cash smuggling, in US District Court in McAllen, Texas*. The defendants, who all were on board a bus bound for Mexico, and interdicted at the Hidalgo-Reynosa border crossing in South Texas, were found to be smuggling $31.9m in US currency.

The defendants, who were expecting to be paid for their long journey from Georgia, were transporting cash sealed in air mattresses hidden their luggage. their sentences were:

6 months
18 months
18 months
Tine Served (27 months)
6 months
6 months
18 months
36 months
Time Served
28 months
21 months

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*United States vs. Blanca Tapia-Pineda et al,  Case No: 10-cr-01508 (SD TX). 


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