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Mexico sentences migrant smuggler to 60 years

December 30, 2008
Associated Press
12/29/2008
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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican prosecutors say they won a 60-year prison term for a human illegal alien smuggler who helped about 200 people sneak into the U.S., including Hezbollah supporters.

Salim Boughader Mucharrafille was arrested in 2002 and convicted on organized-crime and immigrant illegal alien -smuggling charges.

Boughader, a Mexican of Lebanese descent, ran a cafe in the city of Tijuana, across the border from San Diego, California.

Among those he smuggled were sympathizers of Hezbollah, a Lebanon-based group that U.S. authorities have labeled a terror organization.

The federal Attorney General’s Office on Sunday said Boughader also was fined $6,000. Mexican prison terms are sometimes reduced for good behavior.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Tami Wilkinson permalink
    December 30, 2008 1:58 pm

    He is not a “migrant smuggler” he’s an illegal alien smuggler! How far PC have we gone?!?!!

    • Harold permalink*
      December 30, 2008 3:49 pm

      That was a direct copy of the headline. However, I did correct the article as necessary.

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