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Florida man sentenced on cocaine importation and distribution charge

CONCORD, N.H. - A Florida man was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Monday on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and conspiracy to import cocaine. Luckenson Dorceant, 39, of Miami, appeared in U.S. District Court in Concord, in a case investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Salem Police Department. Upon his release from custody, Dorceant will be placed on four years of supervised release.

An investigation revealed that Dorceant and a co-conspirator induced three women to travel from Puerto Rico to the Dominican Republic for the purpose of swallowing quantities of cocaine packaged in plastic. Once in the Dominican Republic, the three women ingested approximately 120 packets, sometimes referred to as "eggs" or "fingers," of cocaine. Once the women finished ingesting the cocaine, the co-conspirator traveled with the three women to Boston where they were met by additional co-conspirators. They drove to a hotel in Salem, N.H. Three co-conspirators left the hotel and purchased laxatives for the women to use in expelling the smuggled cocaine. Salem Police detectives traced the laxative bottles found in the hotel room to a local pharmacy where they obtained a video-tape of the co-conspirators purchasing the laxatives.

One of the women who ingested a quantity of cocaine, Mally Cruz Rodriguez, 25, died when one of the packets burst inside her body. Dorceant paid for the travel arrangements for the three women and the co-conspirators. Additionally, Dorceant instructed and paid for a co-conspirator to travel from Puerto Rico to Boston to collect the drug proceeds from the sale of the cocaine.

The sentence was announced by U.S. Attorney for the District of New Hampshire John P. Kacavas. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Debra M. Walsh and Don Feith.