LAREDO, Texas - A 21-year-old Georgia woman faces up to
life in prison if convicted on charges of importing methamphetamine into the
United States, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick.
Nandi Bibiano was originally charged via criminal
complaint. Today, a Laredo grand jury returned a two-count indictment alleging
she imported methamphetamine into the United States and conspired to do so. She
is set for arraignment before a U.S. magistrate judge in the near future.
The criminal complaint alleges Bibiano, of Brunswick,
Georgia, attempted to enter the United States June 28, 2019, at the Lincoln
Juarez Bridge Number 2 in Laredo. She was driving a Dodge Caravan, according to
the charges. Inside, law enforcement allegedly discovered a modified
compartment in the floor of the vehicle in which they recovered 88.40 kilograms
If convicted, she faces up to life in prison and a
possible $10 million fine.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security
Investigations conducted the investigation with assistance from Customs and
Border Protection. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Day is prosecuting the
An indictment is a formal accusation of criminal conduct,
A defendant is presumed innocent unless convicted through
due process of law.