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Colombian Man Admits To Picking Up Mexican Citizens At Border

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A Colombian man was sentenced in federal court Monday after admitting to driving two Mexican citizens from the Akwesasne Mohawk Reservation to Ellenburg, N.Y. last month.

Twenty-four year old Brayan Granados-Betancourt was sentenced to time served after spending 29 days in jail awaiting sentencing. 

He admitted to picking up the Mexican citizens in a rental car on July 7 and driving them to Ellenburg, N.Y., where they were stopped by Border Patrol agents based on a tip.

The Mexican citizens had crossed from Canada by boat into the United States.

The three men were acquaintances and Granados-Betancourt agreed to drive the two, Marcelo Chavez-Vera and Carlos Olivar-Varon, to New York City.

They were convicted of illegal entry into the U.S. on July 20.

After sentencing, Granados-Betancourt was turned over to Homeland Security for deportation. 

He was in the U.S. on a visitor’s visa.

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