Mexican National Living in Hialeah Sentenced to Over Eight Years in Federal Prison for Attempting to Purchase Five Kilograms of Cocaine
MIAMI – Drug trafficker, Pablo Alexander Reyes-Sanchez, a 33-year-old Mexican national, was sentenced in federal court in Miami to 97 months in prison by Chief United States District Court Cecilia M. Altonaga.
Reyes-Sanchez brokered a deal involving the purchase of five kilograms of cocaine for $160,000. Reyes-Sanchez traveled to Miami with a co-conspirator, obtained a sample of cocaine for inspection, and then completed the transaction by providing the seller the cash in exchange for the cocaine. Law enforcement officers arrested Reyes-Sanchez and his co-conspirator and seized the currency for forfeiture.
Reyes-Sanchez previously pled guilty to a three-count indictment charging him with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, attempted possession with intent to distribute cocaine, and reentry of a removed alien.
Deanne L. Reuter, Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration, Miami Field Division, and Juan Antonio Gonzalez, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, made the announcement.
DEA Miami Field Division and Hialeah Police Department investigated this case. The case was prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida. More information about this case can be found at www.flsd.uscourts.gov or http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov.
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