Mexican national pleads guilty to methamphetamine trafficking conspiracy
This morning, Javier Aispuro, 31, a Mexican national, entered a guilty plea to participation in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine before United States Magistrate Judge Alan C. Torgerson pursuant to a plea agreement with the United States Attorney’s Office. Specifically, Aispuro pleaded guilty to a one-count indictment charging him with conspiracy to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine. Aispuro has been in federal custody since his arrest on December 18, 2008. Under the terms of the plea agreement, Aispuro and the United States will recommend that the Court sentence Aispuro to a 135-month term of imprisonment.
United States Attorney Kenneth J. Gonzales said that, under the plea agreement, Aispuro will be deported when he completes his prison sentence. Aispuro also agreed to forfeit $82,517.52 in cash that was seized from the vehicle he was driving when he was arrested as well as numerous firearms seized during the investigation of the case.
Aispuro and his co-defendants were charged in a one-count indictment filed on December 16, 2008. In his plea agreement, Aispuro admitted that, between June 2008 and December 2008, he was involved in a methamphetamine trafficking conspiracy operating in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He further admitted that he and his co-conspirators were responsible for delivering multiple kilograms of methamphetamine and had numerous distributors working on consignment. To facilitate the conspiracy’s unlawful activities, in June 2008, Aispuro opened a car audio equipment and detailing shop with a co-conspirator and utilized the shop to conduct methamphetamine transactions. Aispuro also admitted that, during the time of the conspiracy, he received no income other than from distributing methamphetamine.
Three of Aispuro’s co-defendants have entered guilty pleas to participating in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and are detained pending sentencing hearings:
- Co-defendant Edgar Zamoran-Aispuro, a Mexican national, entered his guilty plea on January 10, 2011. Under his plea agreement, Zamoran-Aispuro and the United States will recommend that the Court sentence Zamoran-Aispuro to a 97-month term of imprisonment. Zamoran-Aispuro will be deported after he completes his prison sentence.
- Co-defendant Brian Disher, 42, of Albuquerque, entered his guilty plea on January 12, 2011. Under the terms of his plea agreement, Disher and the United States will recommend that the Court sentence Disher to a 57-month term of imprisonment.
- Co-defendant Felipe Diaz, 23, of Albuquerque, enter his guilty plea on January 18, 2011. Under his plea agreement, Diaz and the United States will recommend that the Court sentence Diaz to a 37-month term of imprisonment.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Middle Rio Grande Valley Task Force, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Joel R. Meyers.