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Florida man facing life in prison after DEA seizes 55 kilos of heroin and cocaine in New Jersey

October 16, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Florida man facing life in prison after DEA seizes 55 kilos of heroin and cocaine in New Jersey

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A Florida man, who pleaded guilty to charges of drug distribution, faces up to life behind bars for his reported role in a narcotics transaction involving 121 pounds of cocaine and heroin seized earlier this year by the DEA in New Jersey.

On Thursday, Alberto Mora entered a guilty plea to charges of conspiracy to distribute fentanyl, cocaine, and heroin, along with conspiracy to distribute morphine, documents filed in the U.S. District Court in Trenton revealed.

The 52-year-old was one of five individuals apprehended back on February 5th after a DEA investigation in Passaic County, according to NJ.com.

Authorities intercepted over 77 pounds of heroin, and more than 44 pounds of cocaine between two vehicle stops and a search warrant served on a tractor-trailer, the complaint indicated.

Agents carrying out surveillance on the location had observed men lifting heavy bags out of the tractor-trailer before they were pulled over.

Mora is facing between 10 years and life behind bars on the first count, which charges him with conspiring to distribute fentanyl, cocaine, and heroin. For the second count, he is facing a maximum of twenty years, which charges him with conspiring to distribute morphine, the plea agreement states.

In exchange for a guilty plea, the U.S. Attorney’s Office will not move forward with prosecuting Mora on additional drug charges.

Emmanuel Gonzalez, another suspect, also pleaded guilty on September 1st to charges of conspiracy and is scheduled to be sentenced in December in Trenton.

A court date for Mora has not yet been scheduled.

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