By Gangsters Inc. Editors
Ernesto Diaz-Velazquez, a 40-year-old Texan, was sentenced to 7 years in prison for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute approximately 19 kilograms of meth this week, the DEA announced in a press statement. He had pleaded guilty December 6, 2022.
On September 5, 2017, authorities launched an investigation into suspected drug trafficking across the local port of entry. It led to Diaz-Velazquez as the individual who took possession of approximately 18.58 kilograms of pure meth at a local store parking lot. He received the high-purity meth in liquid form.
The investigation revealed the Michoacan Cartel was the ultimate source of the drug supply.
At the hearing, the court heard additional evidence that he trafficked meth “ice” in the city of Laredo. In handing down the sentence, the court noted the high-purity of meth and that it belonged to Michoacan Cartel. The defendant was admonished by the judge for seeking to distribute such a dangerous and disfiguring drug.
Diaz-Velazquez was permitted to remain on bond and voluntarily surrender to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future.
The Drug Enforcement Administration conducted the investigation with assistance from the Laredo Police Department as part of an OCDETF operation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts and dismantles the highest-level drug traffickers, money launderers, gangs and transnational criminal organizations that threaten the United States.
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