News From the Border

Providing the news from a different front but from a war that we must win as well! I recognize the poverty and desperate conditions that many Latinos live in. We, as the USA, have a responsibility to do as much as we can to reach out to aid and assist spiritually with the Gospel and naturally with training, technology and resources. But poverty gives no one the right to break the laws of another sovereign nation.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Drug trafficker admits to importing nearly 450 pounds of cocaine

The Associated Press

Article Launched: 03/11/2008 12:21:48 PM MDT

DALLAS—A drug trafficker who admitted to bringing nearly 450 pounds of cocaine across the border into Texas pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance.

Adrian Estaban Sanchez Heredia, 49, faces up to life in prison and a $4 million fine. His sentencing is scheduled for June 27.

Heredia admitted to importing about 440 pounds of cocaine from Mexico in 2002 and paying couriers to hide the drugs in the back seats and gas tanks of their cars, according to court documents.

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