HPD cop, wife charged with transporting illegal immigrants

BIG WELLS, Texas – A Houston police officer has been charged with transporting illegal immigrants.


Juan Carillo, 51, and his wife, 42-year-old Rosa Carillo, were arrested Sunday by a U.S. Border Patrol agent.

They were pulled over in Big Wells, Texas.

According to court documents, Carillo admitted that his wife paid a coyote $1,500 to have two of their passengers smuggled across the Mexican border.

Carillo told border agents that he paid another $240 to have the illegal immigrants delivered to Eagle Pass.

If convicted, the couple faces up to 10 years in federal prison and a maximum fine of $250,000 each.

After appearing in court Monday, Carillo and his wife were released after posting $10,000 bonds.

Homeland Security Investigations is investigating this case along with the U.S. Border Patrol.

Carillo is a 21-year-old veteran of HPD who works in the Southeast Patrol Unit.


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