Texas inmate used Craigslist to recruit drivers to transport illegal immigrants

Jose Gustavo Diaz-Velasquez told investigators he had arranged for transport of thousands of illegal immigrants during the past year using 30 drivers he hired through Craigslist


By Lynn Brezosky
The Houston Chronicle

BROWNSVILLE — An illegal immigrant and Texas prison gang member has been charged with using Craigslist to recruit drivers to transport illegal immigrants within the Rio Grande Valley, by his accounts for the Gulf Cartel.

Border Patrol agents on March 14 arrested Jose Gustavo Diaz-Velasquez, 29, of Mexico, in Rio Grande City after an investigation into 10 Craigslist ads that were traced to Diaz's email accounts.

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