Drug Smuggler Shot By Agents Compean and Ramos Is Indicted

The El Paso Times has a copy of a statement by US Attorney Johnny Sutton:

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The El Paso Times reminded its readers, “Prosecutors used the testimony of Osvaldo Aldrete Davila to convict agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean, who are serving prison terms.”

Drug smuggler Osvaldo Aldrete Davila (pictured, via KVIA), who was shot in the butt while fleeing from federal agents Jose Alonso Compean and Ignacio Ramos in 2005, was arrested today in El Paso on smuggling charges.
The AP reported:


EL PASO, Texas (AP) — An admitted Mexican drug dealer shot by a pair of U.S. Border Patrol agents who were later convicted in the shooting has been charged with smuggling marijuana, authorities said Thursday.

Osvaldo Aldrete Davila was arrested Thursday at an international port of entry in El Paso, according to U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton.

A sealed indictment issued in October accused him of committing the crimes in September and October of 2005, several months after he was shot in the buttocks while fleeing from a pair of Border Patrol agents.

The agents, Jose Alonso Compean and Ignacio Ramos, were convicted last year of shooting Aldrete and lying about it. The agents were each sentenced to more than a decade in prison.

Aldrete is scheduled to appear in federal court in El Paso on Friday.

Hat Tip Larwyn

KVIA has video of the arrest and indictment.
US Attorney Sutton says this arrest vindicates his office.
Monica Ramos, the wife of Ignacio Ramos, says the arrest gives her hope for her husband’s release.

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