Pepe Aguilar 'In Solidarity' With Son After His Arrest for Allegedly Smuggling Chinese Citizens Into the U.S.
Pepe Aguilar's son, José Emiliano Aguilar, was arrested and charged for allegedly trying to smuggle Chinese citizens into the United States at the Tijuana/U.S. border, according to the Los Angeles Times.
While the arrest was made a few weeks back, the name of the man taken into custody was revealed over the weekend, prompting a response from the Grammy and Latin Grammy-winning artist, who took to social media on Saturday (April 1) to address the arrest and express solidarity with his 24-year-old son.
"As you all may know, my son is going through some difficult legal issues … I want to be very clear about mine and my family's posture. We are 100% in solidarity with Emiliano," the "Miedo" singer said in a five-minute video. "Everyone makes mistakes. I’m not hiding anything, I don’t know anything and I didn’t do anything which is why I will not say anything else about this."
The Mexican-American artist added, "It’s a very difficult situation. My son is a U.S. citizen and will be tried in a U.S. court where he will be found guilty or innocent. As a father, I will be there supporting him unconditionally. I believe in my son, and he is not a delinquent."
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José Emiliano was released on a $15,000 bond on Friday (March 31), two weeks after being taken into federal custody at the San Ysidro border crossing. A court date is set for April 13.