Customs Officer Let Hundreds Enter U.S. Illegally

Greg Moran, UT San Diego, July 16, 2012

For almost two years, Customs and Border Protection Officer Hector Rodriguez was the key part in a smuggling ring that brought in hundreds of undocumented immigrants through the San Ysidro Port of Entry, according to federal court documents.

Rodriguez, his longtime friend, Gerardo Rodriguez, and Vanessa Moya, all made their initial federal court appearance in San Diego Monday. They are charged with conspiracy and smuggling.


{snip} A complaint detailing the charges said that since September 2010 through last week the trio made at least 37 crossings into the U.S. in vehicles loaded with undocumented immigrants.

One person who was smuggled and became a confidential informant said the fee for a “guaranteed crossing” was $10,000. Another informant smuggled at a later time paid $15,000. {snip}

FBI Special Agent Terry Reed Jr. wrote in the complaint that the term “guaranteed crossing,” when used by smuggling organizations, indicates that a federal Customs and Border Protection employee is involved.

The same term was used in a smuggling organization that federal authorities allege was headed by former Border Patrol agents and brothers Raul and Fidel Villarreal in 2005 and 2006.


In Rodriguez’s case, authorities said he would tell Gerardo Rodriguez, 42, and Moya, 29, what lane he was scheduled to work in.

Then when vehicles driven by the pair would come through the lane, Hector Rodriguez would enter bogus information about the vehicles—including false names and birth dates for the driver—into the agency’s computers.


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  • The__Bobster

    Just another case of letting the fox guard the henhouse. Pure PC stupidity.

    Now tell me again how “conservative” Hispanics will be good for White America.

    • ageofknowledge

      The mortida is accepted in Mexico. It’s what they do in Mexico. We hire Mexicans and get Mexican results while expecting different results.

    • SirKevin1231

      Try to say something about it, and your labeled a racist. Whether its blacks or mexicans they sure know how to play the race card.

      All the while white people keep walking around with their head in the clouds soaking up all the diversity and liberal propaganda that is spewed from every news orifice across the land. As they wade through this liberal sewage they are told “life is good, you are doing great!”
      Like good sheep, they believe it and continue to graze.

  • guest

    When I was young, I used to work the door at a popular nightclub. I would let people cut the line for $20. I didn’t know I could increase my pay 100,000% if I joined the border patrol.

  • Kill them!

  • JackKrak

    Now take the same thing and think about what happens when they get on city councils, county commissions, state boards, federal agencies, etc.

  • Stan Hess

    In the 1990’s I went down to San Diego for a tour of the border . A white male staff member for Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter explained what the U.S. Border Patrol was doing to protect us. A woman activist from Washington, D.C. and another from Orange County and myself listened to his “pitch”.

     I asked the question, ” isn’t there a problem with so many Hispanics guarding the border?” This guy went ballistic. Well, looks like what was obvious to me was right.

    About 5 years or so later I spoke to a white guy who was retired as a U.S. Custom agent . There was a story in the San Francisco Chronicle about Mexican American U.S. border patrol agents smuggling Latinos across the border.

    I thought .. these barrio guys really are letting there raza kin across. As Jared says.. race realist.

    • Major

      Ethnicity trumps all with the Aztec crew. Pretty soon every mayor, governor or congressman will have his name end in a “Z”. I wonder what the Kennedy’s, Kerry’s and Clintons will do then when they’re bumped from power?

  • Once again, Hispanics demonstrates that La Raza is more important than protecting the sovereignty of this country. The Border Patrol and US Customs is FULL of anchor babies who are no doubt sympathetic to the plight of their invading raza. I am sure of it!