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05/13/2013
Brownsville, TX
Narcotics
A jury convicted Juan Roberto Rincon-Rincon Sept. 28, 2012 following seven days of trial and less than two hours of deliberation.
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.

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.
06/14/2017
Brownsville, TX
Narcotics

Following a two-day trial and after about two hours of deliberation, Martin Araiza-Jacobo, a U.S. permanent resident who resided in Matamoros, Mexico, was convicted of conspiracy to possess and possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver as well as conspiracy to import and importation of methamphetamine.

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.
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).
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.
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.
02/01/2012
Brownsville, TX
Narcotics
Rigoberto Munoz-Vargas, a Mexican national, pleaded guilty on Thursday to possession with intent to distribute 1.3 kilograms (2.9 pounds) of methamphetamine and being an alien possessing a firearm. The investigation was conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), with assistance from the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)...
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.
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.
01/09/2018
Brownsville, TX
Narcotics

On Jan. 9, U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen sentenced Oscar Erick Calvillo-Lores, 37, of Reynosa, Tamulipas, Mexico, to 10 years; Jose Manuel Portillo-Guerrero, 42, of Valadeces, Tamulipas, Mexico, was ordered to serve a total of 192 months in federal prison.

10/13/2011
Buffalo, NY
Narcotics
A Canadian man has pleaded guilty to importing ecstasy illegally into the United States. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison and a fine of $2 million. This investigation is being conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
09/28/2011
Buffalo, NY
Narcotics
An upstate New York woman who was convicted of conspiring to import ecstasy, was sentenced to time served, nine months home detention on electronic monitoring and three years of supervised release.
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).
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.
01/22/2014
Buffalo, NY
Narcotics
Parminder Sidhu from Ontario, Canada, pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to export from the United States five kilograms or more of cocaine following a joint investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Peel Regional Police Service.
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.
11/28/2011
Buffalo, NY
Narcotics
An upstate New York woman who was convicted of conspiring to import Ecstasy was sentenced to three years of probation and six months home detention with electronic monitoring. The sentence is the result of an investigation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
10/27/2011
Buffalo, NY
Narcotics
An upstate New York man who was convicted of possession and distribution of a controlled substance was sentenced to 57 months in federal prison followed by four years of supervised release. The sentence is the result of an extensive investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
01/06/2013
Buffalo, NY
Narcotics
A Niagara Falls, N.Y., man pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to conspiracy to possess, with the intent to distribute, 100 kilograms of marijuana. The man faces up to 40 years in prison and a $2 million 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.
01/03/2012
Buffalo, NY
Narcotics
Michael Bagri, a citizen of Canada, pleaded guilty in a case involving the discovery and seizures over several months of more than one-quarter ton of cocaine.

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