- Associated Press - Friday, April 22, 2016

HOUSTON (AP) - A Guatemalan woman must serve three years in a U.S. prison for helping smuggle immigrants from India into Texas via Mexico.

Rosa Astrid Umanzor-Lopez was sentenced Friday by a federal judge in Houston. The woman in November pleaded guilty to conspiracy and human smuggling in a plea deal.

Prosecutors say the 36-year-old Umanzor-Lopez faces deportation proceedings after completing her prison term.

She was extradited last year from Guatemala on charges of human smuggling and conspiracy to smuggle immigrants into the U.S. for profit. Prosecutors say Umanzor-Lopez helped run the scheme from 2011 until her arrest in Guatemala.

Three co-defendants have been convicted and sentenced. A fourth suspect remains a fugitive.


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