04/25/2018 The San Diego Union-Tribune
For 10 years, Noe Lopez wore the olive green uniform of a Border Patrol agent.
On Wednesday, the olive green garb he wore in a San Diego courtroom was markedly different. It was that of a federal inmate.
“You held a position of trust,” U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw scolded Lopez. “This was the ultimate betrayal and breach of that trust.”
That betrayal played out at the end of 2016, when the agent coordinated drug load drop-offs along remote portions of the U.S.-Mexico border fence and then picked up the loads while on-duty.