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Law drove and Salazar-Quintero sat in the passenger seat. In the back of the car were three passengers who told the agent that they were Mexican citizens, had no immigration papers and were not allowed to enter the United States, according to the complaint.
The three immigrants were arrested from behind Laws Auto told Border Patrol agents that they had taken precautions to be smuggled into the US and had been instructed by cell phone to get into Law's car.
Two of the migrants claimed to pay $ 8,000 for smuggling The country is said in the complaint. One was planning a trip to Los Angeles, the other to New Jersey.
The driver and the passenger pointed questioningly at each other with their fingers.
According to their service records submitted by the US Marine Corps, both men who were indicted earlier this month are Gunners of the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. They were awarded the "National Defense" and "Global War on Terrorism" medals.
Capt. Christopher Harrison, Marine Corps spokesman, previously told CNN that the corps is "aware of the charges against Lance Cpl. Law and Lance Cpl. Salazar-Quintero."
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Seals sent home from Iraq
The arrests on Thursday took place one day after the US military took the rare step Navy SEALs' elite team from Iraq sent home to "a perceived deterioration of order and discipline" that resulted in a military commander "losing confidence in the team's ability to fulfill the mission."
"The Commander of the Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve (in Iraq) ordered the premature transfer of a SEAL team platoon to San Diego due to a perceived deterioration in discipline and discipline within the team during non-operational periods, "said the US Special Operations Command Statement on Wednesday.
"Commander lost confidence in the team's ability to complete the mission," the statement added It is always a violation of the general orders of the troops participating in overseas campaigns.
The official added that there was no evidence that alcohol consumption had taken place on missions and that there was no evidence of drug use.
Finding investigation has been initiated.
The disciplined service members were members of SEAL Team 7, after several defense officials.