(Breitbart) A Los Angeles Police Department officer is facing human smuggling charges after federal authorities arrested him during an alleged attempt. At the time of his arrest, the officer was carrying his duty weapon and presented police credentials.
This week, LAPD officer Mambasse Koulabalo Patara tried to drive through a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint in Pine Valley, California, with two illegal immigrants from Mexico.
According to the criminal complaint obtained by Breitbart Texas, at the checkpoint, Patara appeared nervous during his exchange with agents, drawing their suspicion. The LAPD officer reportedly claimed to be driving some friends from a casino and they were all U.S. citizens. When agents asked the two men in English about their citizenship, the men appeared confused; however, they understood the inquiries in Spanish.
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