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Border Patrol ex-agent gets 6 months for harboring his illegal immigrant father

December 2, 2011 |  6:14 pm

A former U.S. Border Patrol agent who pleaded guilty to harboring his illegal immigrant father was sentenced on Friday to a six-month term at a halfway house, federal authorities said.

Marcos Manzano Jr. lived with his father, a two-time deportee with a drug conviction, in a ranch-style house in the San Ysidro area of San Diego.

Federal  agents raided his home in January, finding 61 grams of methamphetamine and an underground bunker where an illegal immigrant was hiding.

Manzano’s father, Marcos Manzano Sr., 47, pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine and last month received a 6 1/2-year prison term.

Manzano Jr., 27, was a three-year veteran of the agency who patrolled the border fence near Imperial Beach. 

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-- Richard Marosi in San Diego

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