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Marijuana Smuggler Indicted
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LAREDO, Texas – A 32-year-old Mexican national has been indicted for conspiracy and importation of 100 kilograms or more of marijuana, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick.

 

Joel Eduardo Martinez-Garcia was originally charged by criminal complaint. Today, the grand jury returned the two-count indictment. He is expected to appear for his arraignment before U.S. Magistrate Judge Diana Song Quiroga in the near future.

 

On or about July 23, 2019, Martinez-Garcia and others known and unknown to the Grand Jury, conspired to import more than 100 kilograms of marijuana in metal pumpkins.  

 

The complaint alleges that on or about July 23, 2019, Martinez-Garcia arrived at the Columbia Solidarity Bridge in Laredo driving a red Ford F-150. In the bed of the truck were numerous metal pumpkins, according to the charges. Further inspection allegedly revealed anomalies within them.

 

Authorities soon found 10 bundles of marijuana, according to the charges. They allegedly had a total combined weight of 109.42 kilograms.  

 

If convicted, Martinez-Garcia faces up to 40 years in prison and a maximum $5 million fine.

 

Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Adam E. Harper is prosecuting the case.



Comments:
With all the states that have legalized pot, why is so much still coming across the border?
Posted by Sasquatch at 8/16/2019 10:53:54 AM

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