Presidio Man Admits to Human Smuggling Scheme Involving Ambulances

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

A Presidio man admits to his part in a human smuggling scheme involving ambulances.

38-year-old Lionel Armendariz-Cabezuela was arrested back in March following a six month investigation by the Border Patrol and I.C.E.

Agents say Armendariz used an ambulance to bypass the border checkpoint to smuggle illegal aliens into the U.S.

We're told he instructed clients to fake an illness, and when they were met at the border they would be taken to the hospital in Alpine.