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South Texas man sentenced to prison for importing meth inside tacos
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A South Texas man has been ordered to federal prison for importing meth inside tacos he tried to pass off as "lunch," according to a news release from the Southern District of Texas.


Laredo resident Nicolas Castro Jr., 31, attempted to enter the United States at the Gateway to the Americas Bridge in Laredo. Authorities inspected Castro's belongings and found a plastic bag with tacos and chips. Castro claimed the food was his lunch, the release noted.


Upon further investigation, his lunch tested positive for meth after a K-9 alerted the presence of narcotics within the bag. Castro pleaded guilty on November 30, 2020. The release states he was going to be paid $1,500 to transport the kilogram to Austin.


On Friday, U.S. District Judge Diana Saldana ordered him to serve an 87-month sentence to be immediately followed by five years of supervised release.


He will remain in custody pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future.

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