Arizona-based Border Patrol agent convicted of bribery, drug trafficking

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A Border Patrol agent stationed in Nogales will spend more than 13 years behind bars, after he was convicted on federal bribery and drug-trafficking charges.

Juan Ramon Pimental of Rio Rico pleaded guilty to the charges, which stem from separate 2015 incidents. U.S. Judge Ranier Collins sentenced Pimental to 160 months in prison and five years of supervised release.

In the first incident, in February 2015, Pimental was caught selling license-plate information from a law- enforcement database, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Arizona.

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Author: Chakiara Tucker

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