former Immigration and Naturalization Service inspector was sentenced
March 11 to 14 years in federal prison for charging high fees to
let marijuana- and cocaine-laden vehicles cross into Texas from
Mexico, The Associated Press reported.
Olvera, 31, charged $2,000 per vehicle for more than a year before
being arrested July 11 at the official border crossing in Eagle
Pass, the U.S. Attorney's Office said in a statement.
24-year-old wife, Yvonne Rodriguez, and her mother, Maria Guadalupe
Delgado, were also arrested that day. They were waiting to collect
$30,000 in exchange for Olvera allowing a 20-kilogram load of cocaine
to pass into the United States without inspection.
pleaded guilty in October to bribery and conspiracy to import cocaine
and marijuana. He also pleaded guilty to unauthorized use of an
INS computer for financial gain.
charge came from Olvera filling out 20 to 30 immigration documents
for several people, most of whom were relatives of his mother-in-law.
She paid Olvera $100 for each arrival-departure record.
was sentenced to just over five years in federal prison for attempted
importation of cocaine. Her mother was sentenced to two years for
bribery and for willfully concealing a crime.