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02/08/2012
Brownsville, TX
Narcotics
A federal jury has convicted a Mexican national of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, possession with intent to distribute, conspiracy to import, as well as importation of cocaine, announced U. S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson on Thursday.
09/27/2012
Brownsville, TX
Narcotics
A high ranking member of the Gulf Cartel was convicted Sept. 28 regarding a drug trafficking conspiracy that spanned more than 10 years, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson, Southern District of Texas.
11/07/2011
Brownsville, TX
Narcotics
A Texas man was sentenced to six years and nine months in federal prison on Tuesday for possession with intent to distribute about 36 kilograms (79 pounds) of cocaine.
11/04/2012
Brownsville, TX
Narcotics
A Mexican national, Juan Ramon Garza, was sentenced Monday to six years and three months in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute more than 100 kilograms of marijuana, and for bond jumping (failure to appear as required).
03/11/2012
Brownsville, TX
Narcotics
A notorious south Texas Gulf Cartel 'Plaza Boss' pleaded guilty on Monday to participating in a long-term drug conspiracy, announced U.S Attorney Kenneth Magidson, Southern District of Texas.
09/20/2012
Brownsville, TX
Narcotics
Julian Luna-Nieto pleaded guilty Friday to methamphetamine trafficking and witness tampering. This investigation was conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), along with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS).
02/21/2018
Brownsville, TX
Narcotics

Gerardo Leal, 33, U.S. citizen who was residing in Mexico, was sentenced Feb. 21 by U.S. District Judge Rolando Olvera to 36 months in federal prison and two years of supervised release. Leal pleaded guilty to the charges July 19, 2017.  In handing down the sentence, Judge Olvera noted no matter the difficulties Leal may be encountering, he should do some prison time because there was no reason that existed in this world to break the law.

04/15/2012
Brownsville, TX
Narcotics
A south Texas man was sentenced Monday to 21 years and 10 months in federal prison for smuggling tons of marijuana into the United States from Mexico, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson, Southern District of Texas.
02/09/2012
Brownsville, TX
Narcotics
Following a one-day trial on Friday, a Brownsville federal jury found a former reserve officer for the Nueces County Constables Office guilty on three drug trafficking charges, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson, Southern District of Texas.
09/25/2011
Brownsville, TX
Narcotics
Former U.S. probation officer Armando Mora was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison on Monday for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance, and for bribing a public official. The case was investigated by ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) with the assistance by the FBI.
02/01/2012
Brownsville, TX
Narcotics
A Pasadena, Texas man, Roberto Bahena-Garcia, was charged Jan. 25 with federal firearms and drug trafficking violations in an investigation being conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Liberty County Sheriff's Office (LCSO) and Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS).
10/06/2014
Brownsville, TX
Narcotics

Francisco Javier Maya, 35, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Hilda G. Tagle Oct. 7 to 189 months for the conspiracy charge and 189 months on the possession charge.

01/20/2011
Brownsville, TX
Narcotics
A Guatemalan man was sentenced on Tuesday to 30 years in federal prison without parole for trafficking heroin into the United States from Mexico, announced U.S. Attorney Jose Angel Moreno, Southern District of Texas.
03/03/2016
Brownsville, TX
Narcotics
Crystal Yvette Martinez, 25, and Tina Marie Trevino, 24, both from Brownsville, were sentenced to 240 months and 75 months in federal prison, respectively.
01/22/2012
Brownsville, TX
Narcotics
A Mexican woman was sentenced to 235 months in prison Monday for her involvement in trafficking methamphetamine into the U.S. from Mexico.
09/22/2015
Brownsville, TX
Narcotics
U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen sentenced Miguel Echevarria-Guizar, 22, from Mexico to 36 months in federal prison. His father Miguel Echevarria-Zuniga, 51, also from Mexico, was sentenced in August to serve 42 months for the marijuana charge and for re-entering the United States after having been deported.
04/03/2015
Brownsville, TX
Narcotics
Miguel Echevarria-Zuniga, 52, and Miguel Echevarria-Guizar, 22, both Mexican citizens, pleaded guilty April 3 to manufacturing marijuana in the area of Willacy County, Texas.
11/16/2014
Brownsville, TX
Narcotics
Rafael Cardenas-Vela, aka Junior, aka Commandante 900, aka Rolex, was sentenced Nov. 17 by U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen to 240 months in prison and ordered to pay a $100,000 in fines. A final order of forfeiture has also been entered for a $5 million money judgment and his interest in a real property on Bluewing Circle in Brownsville, which was purchased with drug proceeds.
08/04/2020
Brownsville, TX
Narcotics

Alejandrina Quevedo-Hernandez, 21, from Brownsville, entered her guilty plea Aug. 4, in front of U.S. District Judge Rolando Olvera. She admitted to possessing with intent to distribute more than five pounds of cocaine when she attempted to enter the United States from Mexico.

11/04/2012
Brownsville, TX
Narcotics
Edmundo Antonio Monroy Rivera was sentenced Monday to five years and 10 months in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute nearly 10 kilograms of cocaine in a case investigated by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), with the assistance of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
09/06/2011
Buffalo, NY
Narcotics
A Canadian resident pleaded guilty in a case in which law enforcement agents seized nearly 100 kilograms of cocaine. This case is believed to be the largest narcotics seizure in western New York history.
12/06/2011
Buffalo, NY
Narcotics
Theresa Zekia Shaw pleaded guilty to conspiracy to import a controlled substance after she attempted to smuggle ecstasy pills hidden under the back seat of a vehicle driven into the United States from Canada. This investigation is being conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
02/12/2014
Buffalo, NY
Narcotics
An Arizona man, Shane Grafman, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine and marijuana, as well as a separate charge of money laundering conspiracy, Wednesday in Buffalo.
11/30/2011
Buffalo, NY
Narcotics
An upstate New York man pleaded guilty to possessing, with the intent to distribute, marijuana. The charge carries a maximum term of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
09/15/2013
Buffalo, NY
Narcotics
According to the complaint, since June 2012, members of the organization used a source of supply located in China to obtain significant quantities of Methylone, as well as several other synthetic substances. Methylone is a stimulant ... known commonly as MDMA or ecstasy.

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