Drug Enforcement Administration

El Paso

Kyle Williamson, Special Agent in Charge

February 20, 2019

Contact: Diana Apodaca

Phone Number: (915) 832-6000

Man from Mexico pleads guilty to federal heroin trafficking charge

Albuquerque, N.M. – Francisco Gallegos-Avena, 37, of Guaymas Sonoro, Mexico, pleaded guilty in federal court yesterday to possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin.   

 

In his plea agreement, Gallegos-Avena admitted he transported approximately 722 grams of heroin in his luggage while traveling through Albuquerque on May 25, 2017.  Gallegos-Avena is in custody awaiting sentencing. He faces from 5 to 40 years in prison for his offense.

 

The DEA investigated this case. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Robert I. Goldaris and Peter J. Eicker are prosecuting the case.

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