EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A former U.S. Customs and Border
Protection agent has pleaded guilty to drug smuggling charges.
The U.S. Attorney's Office says Margarita Crispin pleaded guilty
Monday to a charge of conspiracy to import more than 1,000
kilograms of marijuana. Crispin was arrested last year at a customs
inspection station in El Paso.
Crispin, 33, was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison and
ordered to pay a $2,000 fine.
Prosecutors said Crispin allowed at least 2,200 pounds of
marijuana through her port of entry inspection lane from June 2003
until her arrest last year.
In pleading guilty, Crispin agreed to forfeit a 2002 GMC Denali,
$16,000 in cash and jewelry.
Jail records show that Crispin is being held without bond at the
El Paso County jail.
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