Colorado, EAGLE COUNTY — Two illegal immigrants were arrested for human smuggling in Eagle today. One of the men has been deported 14 times for human smuggling prior to today’s arrest. He is 22 years old.
At 8:21am a deputy pulled over a silver Chevy Venture van in the eastbound lane of I-70 for a license plate violation. The deputy discovered 13 illegal immigrants inside the vehicle.
The driver said he planned on delivering the twelve adult males in various locations that included Denver, Iowa, and Georgia.
Omar Alaverez-Mecedo, age 22, was arrested and charged with Human Smuggling, a class three felony, and operating a vehicle without a valid driver’s license, a class two misdemeanor.
In the course of the investigation it was discovered that “Omar Alaverez-Mecedo’s” real name is Israel Robles-Gaytan. According to ICE, Robles-Gaytan had already been caught and deported fourteen times; he gave law enforcement officials a different name each time.
Robles-Gaytan will be charged with Criminal Impersonation and 2nd degree Forgery in addition to the charges of Human Smuggling and operating a vehicle without a valid driver’s license.
Silvestre Bermudez, age 37, was arrested and charged with Possession of a Forged Instrument and Second Degree Forgery.
Both men were in the country illegally. Alaverez-Mecedo admitted to previously being deported three times prior.
Alaverez-Mecedo and Bermudez are currently being held at the Eagle County Detention Facility with an Immigration Customs Enforcement holds and bond amounts of $15,000 and $2,000 respectively.
The eleven other occupants of the vehicle have been placed in ICE’s custody pending deportation.
A procedure recently adopted in Eagle County allowed the Eagle County deputy to take immediate action regarding immigration enforcement.
Wow, the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal government are doing such a wonderful job securing and monitoring the borders, aren’t they? Michael Chertoff must be in a fucking coma.
Just like the millions of other illegals, including terrorist cells, these two pieces of human garbage kept re-entering the country because no one and nothing stopped them.
Aren’t they cute?:
Remember the faces. They’ll be back.