Mexican Man Shot by Agents Indicted on Drug Smuggling Charges

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A Mexican man shot by two Border Patrol agents who were later convicted in the incident has been indicted on drug smuggling charges.

Osvaldo Aldrete Davila is scheduled to appear in federal court in El Paso today.

He was arrested yesterday at an international port of entry in El Paso.

An indictment returned last month charges the suspect with smuggling marijuana in September and October of 2005.

That was several months after he was shot in the buttocks while fleeing from the law officers.

The agents, Jose Alonso Compean and Ignacio Ramos, were convicted last year of shooting Aldrete and lying about it.

Critics of prosecution of the agents have complained that Aldrete should have been prosecuted.


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