CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A 31-year-old Huntsville,
Alabama, woman has entered a guilty plea to knowingly attempting to smuggle 20
pounds of pure meth, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick.
On June 21, 2019, Guadalupe Inostroza-Diaz drove a white
Nissan Altima into the primary inspection area of the Border Patrol (BP)
checkpoint near Falfurrias. An x-ray search of the vehicle revealed bundles of
methamphetamine concealed within the walls of an ice chest located in the car’s
Laboratory analysis later confirmed the substance in the
bundles was 100% pure meth totaling 12 kilograms with a value of more than
U.S. District Judge David S. Morales will impose
sentencing Jan. 15, 2020. At that time, Inostroza-Diaz faces a minimum of 10
years and up to life in federal prison and a possible $10 million fine.
She has been and will remain in custody pending that
The Drug Enforcement Administration conducted the
investigation with the assistance of BP. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Robert D.
Thorpe Jr. and Julie K. Hampton prosecuted the case.