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Texas trucker sentenced to 13 years for transporting $6.5 million in meth and heroin for NYC kingpin

February 28, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Texas trucker sentenced to 13 years for transporting $6.5 million in meth and heroin for NYC kingpin

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A Federal Judge has sentenced a Texas trucker to 13 years in prison for transporting $6.5 million worth of heroin and crystal meth for a New York City drug kingpin.

A Manhattan federal jury convicted 44-year-old Texas resident Deivis Ceballos last month for conspiracy and drug possession charges.

As a result, Ceballos was sentenced to 13 years in prison on Monday in New York’s Southern District Federal Court in Manhattan.

Officials said Jose Mauro Mota; a Washington Heights-based drug kingpin hired Ceballos to transport a suitcase filled with drugs from Texas to New York.

A DEA Taskforce uncovered the drug shipment during a search of  Ceballos’ trailer

New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget Brennan said a DEA task force discovered the bag containing 51 pounds of methamphetamine and 11 pounds of heroin during a search of his tractor-trailer at a service area on I-95 in Ridgefield, New Jersey.

DEA officials said the Texas trucker initially assumed he would be transporting cocaine and heroin load from Mota’s Mexican cartel suppliers, The New York Daily News reported.

However, both discovered they had received crystal meth after the drugs had already crossed the Mexican border.

Prosecutors believe that the Mexican cartels were trying to expand the market for methamphetamine in New York City.

Midway through his trial Mota accepted a plea agreement in 2015 and received an 11-year sentence.

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