News Release
Date: May 21, 2012
Contact: Lisa A. Webb Johnson
Public Information Officer
Number: 713-693-3000

Meth Trafficker Gets Hefty Federal Sentence

May 21 – (Corpus Christi, TX) - Fidel Elfego Boyso-Gutierrez, 53, of Houston, has been sentenced to 292 months for possession with intent to distribute approximately 4.26 kilograms of methamphetamine, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today.

Gutierrez was indicted in November 2010 with one count of possession with intent to distribute approximately 4.26 kilograms of methamphetamine. In June 2011, United States District Judge John D. Rainey presided over the trial after which a federal jury delivered a guilty verdict.

During trial, the jury learned Gutierrez was the owner of a transportation company named Iguala Bus Company, located in Houston that specialized in transporting items from Mexico to Houston for a small charge. Gutierrez owned several vehicles used for the transportation of goods and had several stores located in various Mexican states.

On Oct. 30, 2010, Gutierrez entered the U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint as a passenger in an Americanos passenger bus. A service canine alerted to a black bag in the luggage compartment on which a luggage tag was identified as belonging to Gutierrez. Agents asked Gutierrez to exit the bus for questioning and he told agents that he had purchased the bag in Morelos, Mexico. He also stated he was taking the bag to his home in Houston.

Agents received consent from Gutierrez to search the bag, at which time they located two bundles of methamphetamine sewn in the lining. The methamphetamine was determined to have a net weight of 3.878 kilograms and was 95.2 percent pure. Gutierrez denied any knowledge of the narcotics.