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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)...
05/13/2012
Brownsville, TX
Narcotics
Mercedes Perez, a former reserve officer for the Nueces County Constables Office, was sentenced Monday to 151 months for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine and heroin, as well as possession with intent to distribute cocaine and heroin. Perez was found to have cocaine and heroin in his car at a U.S.- Mexico border crossing.
12/10/2013
Brownsville, TX
Narcotics
Julio Cesar Cardenas was sentenced Wednesday to four life sentences in federal prison for his involvement in leading a drug trafficking organization that had close ties to the Gulf Cartel and delivered drugs throughout 12 states.
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.
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.

12/14/2014
Brownsville, TX
Narcotics
Jose Luis Zavala, 38, from Brownsville, Texas, was arrested at his residence Dec. 12 without incident. Zavala appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ronald Morgan Dec. 15 and was formally charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 1000 kilograms of marijuana and bribery of a public official.
02/08/2011
Brownsville, TX
Narcotics
A Mexican national who drove a minivan into the United States with rocker panels loaded with cocaine was sentenced on Tuesday to 10 years in prison narcotics smuggling, announced U.S. Attorney Jose Angel Moreno.
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.
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).
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).
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.
02/21/2018
Brownsville, TX
Narcotics

Jorge Barrera, 33, from Garciasville, Texas, was sentenced Feb. 21 by U.S. District Rolando Olvera to 48 months in federal prison and to two years of supervised release.  Barrera pleaded guilty to the cocaine trafficking charges Nov. 16, 2017.

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.

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.
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.
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.

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).
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.
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.

01/22/2012
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.

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