SAN ANTONIO – A man who pleaded guilty in connection to a human smuggling case has been sentenced to nine years in prison.
Senior U.S. District Judge David Erza sentenced Pedro Silva Segura, 47, for his role in the smuggling of undocumented immigrants that resulted in 10 deaths in 2017.
Earlier this year, Segura pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to transport undocumented aliens resulting in death. By pleading guilty, Segura admitted to operating a stash house in Laredo, Texas, that was used as a holding area for undocumented immigrants awaiting transportation to the U.S.
He also admitted that five people left the stash house on the night of July 22, 2017 and were delivered to a truck driven by James Matthew Bradley, Jr., that was bound for San Antonio.
In mid-October of last year Bradley pleaded guilty to federal charges in connection with the investigation and received a sentence of life in prison.