Mary Jesse Cuadros, 24, was sentenced to 22 months in federal prison today for her role in an alien-smuggling ring that featured an extremely casual policy on getting rid of dead bodies.
Federal prosecutors say Cuadros, her husband and stepfather all were involved in the ring, which fell apart after one of their customers, a Honduran national, got sick.
The man's relatives back in his home country began receiving calls demanding payment, calls that included the news the man was pretty sick.
Not long after, Brazoria County Sheriff's deputies found a dead body, wrapped in plastic bags and maroon curtains and carrying a Honduran driver's license, in a ditch.
Using the phone numbers they'd been provided as part of the family's complaint, the feds began surveillance on a Harris County trailer park and eventually made their move and discovered the trio, some illegal aliens they were transporting, and maroon curtains that matched those used to wrap the dead body.
The two men previously entered guilty pleas and are serving their terms.
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