El Paso Narco-Terror Figure Exposed by JW Pleads Guilty
OCTOBER 17, 2014
A key figure—illegal alien Hector Pedroza Huerta—in a narco-terror ring that runs from El Paso to Chicago to New York City has pleaded guilty to federal immigration charges in Texas, Judicial Watch has confirmed.
Earlier this week JW reported that Huerta’s partner in crime, Emad Karakrah, was arraigned in Chicago where he’s been jailed since taking police on a high-speed chase and threatening to blow up his car. The two men have quite a history and a few years ago met with two of the FBI’s “most wanted” terrorists: Jaber A. Elbaneh and Adnan Gulshair el Shukrijumah(a/k/a: “Javier Robles”). The meetings took place in a private home in Anthony, NM. The four men discussed the movement of drugs, money and people. The plots were further planned by fellow conspirators at a “mosque” on Redd Road in El Paso, as well as two other “mosques” in the city. Karakrah, Huerta, Elbaneh and el Shukrijumah all met again in Anthony, NM in March 2014 according to Judicial Watch sources.
On August 13, Huerta was arrested in El Paso for driving intoxicated, a crime he has been twice convicted of (in 2009 and 2011). The feds quickly took over, charging him for the third time in five years with “reentry of a deported alien,” court records show. A federal magistrate judge granted the government’s order to hold Huerta without bond on August 19 and a few weeks later Huerta pleaded not guilty to the immigration charges, according to court records obtained by JW.
But on October 7 Huerta was granted a “rearraignment” that ended up getting reset to October 9. At that “rearraignment” the illegal alien changed his plea to guilty, court records show. He is scheduled to be sentenced on December 16 at 9 a.m. in courtroom 422 at the U.S. District courthouse in El Paso. Of interesting note is that the sentencing judge, Frank Montalvo, also presided over another one of Huerta’s immigration cases (in 2009).
Like Karakrah, Huerta is believed to be deeply involved in smuggling drugs and weapons. Though he is an illegal alien, he has resided in the El Paso area for years. Huerta is alleged to have smuggled explosives and weapons from the Fort Bliss range and exercise areas in concert with corrupt US Army soldiers and government contractors with gate passes at the El Paso base. In 2009 he partnered with Karakrah to plan a Chicago truck bombing that was thwarted. Between December 2010 and February 2011, Huerta and Karakrah also planned two additional bomb plots targeting oil refineries in Houston and the Fort Worth Stockyards, according to Judicial Watch sources.
It was JW that earlier this month connected the dots between these two seemingly unrelated arrests in different parts of the country. JW’s initial report helped expose a nexus of Islamic terror and drug-cartel trafficking operating from El Paso, which ironically has been nationally recognized for years as the safest city in America.
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