Local Man Convicted for Importing Methamphetamine

BROWNSVILLE, Texas - A federal jury has returned guilty verdicts against a 55-year-old legal permanent resident alien who resided in Matamoros for methamphetamine trafficking, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez. Martin Araiza-Jacobo was convicted of conspiracy to possess and possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver as well as conspiracy to import and importation of methamphetamine following a two-day trial and approximately two hours of deliberation.
 
On Jan. 19, 2017, Araiza-Jacobo attempted to enter the United States through a pedestrian lane at the Gateway International Bridge, at which time he declared that he was bringing in sandwiches and two bags of candies from Mexico.

Full story here: https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdtx/pr/jury-convicts-local-resident-importing-meth


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