“Until the borders are secure, I foresee an increase in deaths, serious injuries and property damage due to coyote activity,” said one Texas agent, after the sentencing of coyote, Idelfonso Garcia-Benitez.
All coyotes are members of drug cartels. They operate out of greed and a complete disregard for human life. A case in point is that of Mexican national, Idelfonso Garcia-Benitez, 21, pictured below, who directly caused the deaths of 7 people and injured 7 others as he was attempting to smuggle them into the United States.
In order to evade a traffic stop by Kingsville police, he ran a security barrier at the front gate of Naval Air Station Kingsville.
He was given 45 years in prison which we will pay for and then he will be deported.
Vehicle he was driving.
Kleberg County (Texas) District Attorney John Hubert said, “These cases are tragic,” stated Hubert. “The loss of life due to smuggling is becoming more and more commonplace. Although this was a federal case, the state had to do something about this crime. Until the borders are secure, I foresee an increase in deaths, serious injuries and property damage due to coyote activity.”
“The tragic loss of life in this case shows the very real risks that people face when they put their fate in the hands of a human smuggler,” said one agent. “Smugglers place personal profit ahead of public safety and border protection. They are driven by greed with little regard for the health and well-being of their human cargo. Sadly, that can be a deadly combination.”