Former border inspector sentenced to jail for bribery


Former border inspector sentenced to jail for bribery


CALEXICO, Calif. (13 On Your Side) – A former Calexico border inspector has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for taking more than $50,000 to wave drug-laden vehicles from Mexico through his lane.

Oscar Osbaldo Ortiz Martinez was sentenced yesterday in a San Diego courtroom.

He was also ordered to pay more than $20,000 in fines.

The 33-year-old was convicted late last year on conspiracy and bribery charges.

Prosecutors say Ortiz and an accomplice worked with federal agents who posed as drug traffickers.

Ortiz was arrested in 2010 when he showed up to collect a $30,000 bribe from an informant.

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