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    AZ-Customs officer arrested for smuggling

    May 13, 8:01 PM EDT

    Customs officer arrested for smuggling

    PHOENIX (AP) -- A federal Customs agent has been arrested for allegedly conducting a human smuggling operation in the Yuma area.

    The U.S. Attorney's Office in Phoenix says 44-year-old Jose Magana of Yuma and two other men were arrested in Yuma Monday by members of the United States Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

    Magana is an officer with U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Yuma.

    Magana and the others were charged with Conspiracy to Bring Illegal Aliens to the U.S.

    Federal prosecutors said arrest warrants were also issued for two female defendants.

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    Yuma Customs officer arrested in conspiracy to bring illegal aliens into U.S.

    A Yuma Customs officer has been arrested for allegedly conspiring to bring illegal aliens to the country.

    Arrested along with Jose Magana, 44, of Yuma, on Monday were Jesus Gastelum-Rodriguez, 41, of San Luis Rio Colorado, Son., and Guadalupe Milan de Gastelum, 38, of San Luis Rio Colorado, Son.

    Magana, an officer with U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Yuma, Gastelum-Rodriguz, and Milan de Gastelum, were arrested by officials of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General and the FBI.

    All three have been charged with conspiracy to bring illegal aliens to the United States. They all made an initial appearance in Yuma federal court this morning in front of U.S. Magistrate Judge Jay R. Irwin and were detained pending a detention hearing.

    “The arrests and charges in this complaint demonstrate our commitment to confront allegations of corruption at all levels of government,
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