News Release
For Immediate Release:
February 4, 2010
Contact: Special Agent Tony Pettigrew
Number: 617-557-2138

Guatemalan Heroin Courier Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison

FEB 4 - Steven W. Derr, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration for New England and Nora R. Dannehy, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ADOLFO ALEJANDRO ROBLES-RAMIREZ, 29, a Guatemalan national, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Christopher F. Droney in Hartford to 30 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiring to distribute more than one kilogram of heroin.  ROBLES-RAMIREZ pleaded guilty to the offense on November 16, 2009.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on March 31, 2008, ROBLES-RAMIREZ and Denis Davila, also a Guatemalan national, were drug couriers who delivered more than two kilograms of heroin to an undercover law enforcement officer in Stamford, Connecticut.  ROBLES-RAMIREZ and Davila transported the heroin, which had been hidden in their shoes, from Texas.
ROBLES-RAMIREZ faces deportation to Guatemala after he completes his prison term.

Davila pleaded guilty on November 17, 2009.  He awaits sentencing.

This matter was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration with the assistance of the Stamford Police Department.