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LAX worker faces human smuggling charges

September 29, 2008 7:57:06 AM PDT
An elevator mechanic at LAX is expected in federal court on Monday to face charges related to human smuggling.Roberto Amaya Canchola was arrested last month.

Prosecutors said the 53-year-old North Hills man used his security clearance to get arriving passengers through the airport without going through immigration.

The investigation began after customs officers noticed a discrepancy in the number of people arriving on certain flights and the number actually passing through inspection.


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