Mexican Drug Trafficker Assaults Border Patrol Agent, Gets Charges Dismissed

Increase in assaults on law enforcement officials by drug, human smugglers and gang members along border
Mexican Drug Trafficker Assaults Border Patrol Agent, Gets Charges Dismissed

by Ildefonso Ortiz | Breitbart | August 1, 2014


A Mexican drug trafficker who assaulted a U.S. Border Patrol agent and sent him to the emergency room got his assault charges dismissed in exchange for pleading guilty to drug trafficking charges.

Earlier this week Miguel Angel Andrade went before U.S. District Judge Micaela Alvarez where he pleaded guilty to driving a vehicle loaded with more than 1,000 pounds of marijuana when he was arrested in the area known as La Rosita, Texas.
“Si su señoria (yes your honor)”, a burly Andrade said in Spanish when asked by Alvarez if he was guilty of the drug charge.

Court records obtained by Breitbart Texas show that on May 9, shortly after 5 a.m., agents spotted Andrade driving a minivan north from the river. This happened moments after agents had spotted Andrade driving south and had seen smugglers on the Mexican side. A Border Patrol agent tried to pull over the van at which point Andrade sped off starting a short pursuit that ended when Andrade crashed into a fence and tried to run away. Andrade then began assaulting the agent who tried to pursue him, in an effort to elude capture. Other agents arrived and after arresting Andrade were able to get help for their injured comrade.

While the court records claim that the assault was a scuffle that resulted in the agent getting a cut lip an injured knee and elbow , in reality the agent was rushed to Starr County Medical Center. There, he spent three days in the hospital and three weeks out of the job recovering from his injuries.

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