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Federal judge sentences Mexican national to 10 years for trafficking heroin

December 16, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Federal judge sentences Mexican national to 10 years for trafficking heroin

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A Mexican citizen has been sentenced to 10 years behind bars for trafficking heroin into the United States following an investigation spearheaded by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

According to an ICE news release, 35-year-old Martin Segoviano-Fierro, a Mexican national, was detained in 2015 after he was busted for the trafficking of heroin intended for distribution in New Mexico.

Segoviano-Fierro was caught with one kilo of heroin in the trunk of the vehicle that he was riding as a passenger in after they were pulled over by law enforcement, Breitbart Texas reported.

He was then indicted for smuggling heroin across the border. In March 2016, the suspect pleaded guilty to the charges against him and confessed that in Septemeber 2015 “he transported more than 100 grams of heroin into Albuquerque and was to be paid $5,000 for the delivery,” the news release revealed.

After Segoviano-Fierro completes his prison term, ICE officials said he would be deported back to Mexico.

Mexican drug cartels have been expanding to increase their profits through trafficking and selling heroin as pot has become less lucrative.

The expansion of opium poppy cultivation by the drug cartels is directly associated with the spike of heroin-related overdoses and deaths across the nation.

In 2015, heroin exceeded cocaine and meth as the number one drug threat to the U.S.

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