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Tucson woman sentenced to three years for human smuggling, having ammunition

Border Patrol agents arrested her last November
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Posted at 12:06 PM, May 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-14 13:20:34-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Judge Jennifer G. Zipps has sentenced a local woman to two concurrent terms of 36 months in prison.

Court officials found Xochil Elizabeth Hernandez, 19, guilty of conspiring to smuggle humans and possessing ammunition as a convicted felon.

This sentence comes with an additional 36 months of supervised release.

The U.S. Attorney's Office in the District of Arizona said Hernandez was serving a term of supervised release for a prior human smuggling conviction at the time of the offense.

Chief Patrol Agent John R. Modlin pointed out Tucson agents arrested Hernandez in November 2021 near Amado, Ariz.

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