ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A Mexican man was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in federal prison for trafficking heroin, resulting from an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
Martin Segoviano-Fierro, 35, was arrested in 2015, and charged Sept. 9, 2015, by criminal complaint with possession of heroin with intent to distribute in Bernalillo County, New Mexico. According to the complaint, law enforcement officers discovered about one kilogram of heroin in the trunk of the vehicle in which Segoviano-Fierro was a passenger during a routine traffic stop.
Segoviano-Fierro was subsequently indicted Oct. 7, 2015, on the same charge. On March 23, 2016, Segoviano-Fierro pleaded guilty to the charges in the indictment. He admitted that on Sept. 9, 2015, he transported more than 100 grams of heroin into Albuquerque and was to be paid $5,000 for the delivery.
Segoviano-Fierro will be placed in removal proceedings after he completes his prison sentence.
The New Mexico State Police assisted with this investigation.
Assistant U.S. Attorney David M. Walsh is prosecuting this case.