Canchola, 54, admitted to earning $1,800 for each illegal alien he helped bypass customs security, ushered into airport elevators, and escorted to taxis outside.
Canchola was arrested at the airport in August 2008 after agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement caught him using special access security keys to smuggle four aliens through a series of restricted elevators and corridors.
The investigation began in late July 2008 when customs officers discovered a discrepancy in the number of passengers on board a Mexicana flight and those that cleared federal inspection.
LAX surveillance video identified Canchola intercepting the four arriving passengers and guiding them through the federal inspection area.
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