Ecuadorian woman charged with transporting illegals at border

Mexican man dies after collapsing during encounter

A 31-year-old woman from Ecuador made her initial appearance in court charging her with unlawfully attempting to transport three individuals within the United States. Maria Constante-Zamora remains in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending further proceedings.

One of the men, Leos Cervantes of Mexico, collapsed during the encounter and later was pronounced dead at a Newport hospital.

Attempted crossings of the Swanton sector of the U.S. Border Patrol are about seven times higher than last year, as organized human smugglers are increasingly trying to access the U.S. through the northern border. Once in U.S. Marshal custody, at least some of the detainees are held in Vermont Dept. of Corrections prisons, a DOC spokesperson said this week.

According to public documents in the case, during the late evening hours of February 19, the United States Border Patrol observed camera images of three individuals walking south from Canada into the United States in the vicinity of Goodall Road in Holland.

Based on this information suggesting a nearby illegal border crossing, the United States Border Patrol initiated a traffic stop of a vehicle on Goodall Road. Before the vehicle stop, Border Patrol Agents observed the vehicle turn on its lights and travel slowly on Goodall Road.

The vehicle, with Connecticut license plates, slowed and stopped in the location where the three individuals would have been likely to exit the woods. Before the vehicle stop, the vehicle also blinked its lights and then accelerated quickly.

After the stop, Border Patrol identified Maria Constante-Zamora as the passenger in the vehicle and as an Ecuadoran national living in Connecticut.

In close proximity to the vehicle stop, Border Patrol Agents saw three individuals standing on the side of the road. One of the individuals was clutching a tree and appeared to be in distress.

The other two of the three subjects proceeded to run north toward Canada. None of them were apprehended at that time because the individual clutching the tree collapsed.

Border Patrol Agents rendered aid to the individual who collapsed until EMS arrived. EMS continued to render aid and also transported the individual to North Country Hospital in Newport where they were pronounced dead.

At this time, a cause of death has not been determined.

One of the individuals who ran north toward Canada, Oscar Soto-Acosta, was eventually apprehended and has been ordered detained as a material witness.

Republished from Newport Dispatch

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8 replies »

  1. Worst. Presidency. in U.S. History. The violence, the open borders, the proliferation of drugs, the desecration & destruction of this country – is ALL intentional. Thank you, President Obama – for telling us that you would “fundamentally change America”.

    You have kept your word for once.

    • Obama also told us, “According to Politico, the former president said: “Don’t underestimate Joe’s ability to f… things up.” Probably the most impactful of the all to rare truths that Obama ever spoke.

  2. You talk about making a point, and hammering it home. Maybe this will wake up some of the folks that think of this as only a Mexican boarder problem.

  3. A while ago I referenced Roxham Road, Champlain, NY. Recently, the subject of Roxham Road is a point of contention in Ottawa, along with NYC Mayor, Eric Adams, transporting busloads into Ontario and Quebec. The new arrivals are finding it too cold in Canada as well as the accomodations and freebies are not so plentiful. Now, they want back into the USA. The Vermont border is getting attention from alt-news reporters across both countries. Trudeau and 10% Joe arranged this cross border invasion while attention was focused on the Southern border. People are now realizing the Northern border is as porous as the Southern. Drug trafficking and human trafficking is a high stakes, high profit business. Doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize who benefits from it – it is the same ones allowing it to go on with impunity. Meanwhile, our Legislature and elected officials are distracting everyone with climate change, equity, and gender reassignment nonsense. Infiltration, not invasion.

  4. The Southern (Mexican) Boarder is 1954 miles long. The Northern Boarder is 5522 (this includes the Canada/Alaska Boarder) Miles long. (according to Wikipedia) I’m not aware of any fence, or wall on the Northern Boarder. We’ve been really blessed in my opinion, in that Canadians are what they are. On the other hand there is the Mexican Boarder. You can finish this statement any way you want.

  5. Justice iis perverted in Vermont…..

    So some cops got together and played a video game that is a contest on who can make the best rap song.

    Now they are under paid leave and being investigated….notice how the head line reads…

    So a question, what if an officer is caught listening to rap music? Will they be fired?