3 immigrants apprehended from the back of Law's car told Border Patrol agents that they'd made arrangements to be smuggled into the US and had been told via cell phone to get into Law's car.
Two of the migrants said they were to pay $8,000 to be smuggled into the country. One planned on traveling to Los Angeles, the other to New Jersey. Law and Salazar-Quintero were charged with transporting certain aliens for financial gain.
Both men are riflemen with the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. They have been awarded the National Defense and Global War on Terrorism service medals.
Capt. Christopher Harrison, Marine Corps spokesman, said the corps is "aware of the charges facing Lance Cpl. Law and Lance Cpl. Salazar-Quintero."