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April 10, 2007 - United States Attorney Patrick L. Meehan today announced the filing of a two-count indictment* charging that Marcus Diaz and Ruben Boria conspired with each other and others known and unknown to the grand jury to possess with the intent to distribute more than 5 kilograms of cocaine and with possession with intent to distribute over 5 kilograms of cocaine.

If convicted on Counts One and Two, each defendant faces a maximum of life imprisonment, a mandatory minimum of 10 years imprisonment, 10 years supervised release, and a $8,000,000 fine. There is a $100 special assessment for each count.


DEFENDANT


ADDRESS


AGE [Date of Birth]

Marcus Diaz

Weslaco, Texas

1960

Ruben Boria

Philadelphia, PA

1976

This case arises from the seizure of 100 kilograms of cocaine delivered by tractor-trailer from Texas to Philadelphia in early February 2007. The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Philadelphia Police Department, and has been assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Karen S. Marston.


UNITED STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
EASTERN DISTRICT, PENNSYLVANIA
Suite 1250, 615 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Contact:
RICH MANIERI
Media Contact
215.861.8525


*An Indictment or Information is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

 

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