LAREDO, Texas – A 27-year-old resident of Reynosa, Tamaulipas,
Mexico, has been charged with conspiracy and importation of meth,
announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick.
A federal grand jury sitting in Houston returned the two-count
indictment again Luis Angel Burnias-Reyes today. Originally charged by
criminal complaint March 19, he remains in custody. He is set to make
his initial appearance before a U.S. magistrate judge in Laredo next
On Nov. 7, 2019, Burnias-Reyes allegedly entered the United States
through a port of entry near McAllen utilizing a B1/B2 visa and driving a
tractor-trailer. The charges allege he transported a large commercial
tire inside the trailer that contained approximately 51 kilograms of
liquid meth. He delivered the drug-laden tire in McAllen, according to
the charges, and then returned to Mexico.
He was later arrested March 19 near Pharr after trying to re-enter
the country at the port of entry. His visa was cancelled because of the
The estimated street value of the drugs is approximately $400,000.
If convicted, he faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years and up to life
in federal prison on each count and a possible $10 million maximum
Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security
Investigations is conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney
Anthony J. Evans is prosecuting the case.