Pepe Aguilar Speaks Out About Son’s Arrest For Human Smuggling
Last month, Jose Emiliano Aguilar, the son of popular regional Mexican singer Pepe Aguilar, was arrested by U.S. Customs and Border Protection for allegedly attempting to smuggle four people into the United States. According to the L.A. Times, the 24-year-old was traveling from Tijuana to San Diego, when U.S. Customs and Border Protection found four Chinese nationals (two men and two women) in the trunk of his car.
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Each person paid between $3,000 and $60,000 to get into the U.S., the BBC reported. The arrest took place March 14, but Aguilar’s name was not released until recently. Aguilar, who is a U.S. citizen, is currently out on bail. His father, Pepe Aguilar, took to Facebook and posted a video expressing “100 percent solidarity” for his son:
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Posted by Pepe Aguilar on Saturday, April 1, 2017
“People make mistakes in life and that doesn’t mean that we’re not going to support him — whether it’s good times or bad times.”
Aguilar, who is a U.S. citizen, is currently out on bail.