42-year-old man arrested for Smuggling of Persons in El Campo

Five undocumented immigrants were turned over to Border Patrol

EL CAMPO, Texas- Wharton County authorities arrested Jesus Diaz Aguilar, 42, for transporting five undocumented immigrants from the Rio Grande Valley to Houston for monetary gain.

On Monday, Oct. 24, at approximately 3:15 p.m., a member of the Wharton County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Interdiction Unit conducted a traffic stop on a white GMC Pickup on US 59 N., near Mileska’s BBQ in El Campo.

During the traffic stop, authorities contacted Border Patrol and determined that the five undocumented immigrants, two females from El Salvado, one male and one female from Honduras and one male from Mexico, had entered the United States illegally. They then turned over all five undocumented immigrants to Border Patrol.

Authorities arrested Aguilar for Smuggling of Persons.

The Wharton County Sheriff’s Office provided the above information and photos.