An illegal immigrant from Mexico has been busted in Essex County

BURLINGTON — An illegal immigrant from Mexico, who officials say has been ordered removed at least twice for unlawfully being in the United States, has been busted in Essex County as part of a human smuggling case involving a handful of other illegal immigrants, according to the U.S. Border Patrol. Juan Godinez-Antonio, 45, is named in a criminal complaint charging that he was in the Northeast Kingdom this week without seeking authorization to re-enter the United States, federal court records show. Judge Christina Reiss ordered Godinez-Antonio held without bail Tuesday after prosecutors said he was a serious risk to flee.