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(Tyler, TX) – United States Attorney Matthew D. Orwig announced today that a Cuban national has been sentenced to 188 months in federal prison for drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas. 

            GILBERTO BORY, 51, a Cuban national and resident of Hialeah, Florida, was found guilty of two Counts of an Indictment after a jury trial on October 19, 2006.  Bory was charged with possession with intent to distribute 1510 lbs of marijuana concealed in a semi-truck stopped in Panola County, Texas on October 9, 2001, and conspiracy to distribute more than 1 ton of marijuana.  Bory was sentenced today to 188 months in federal prison by United States District Judge Leonard E. Davis.

            According to information presented at trial, an investigation began in October 2001 into the distribution of marijuana which was transported from Mexico through Texas to Atlanta, Georgia.  During the investigation, over 8 tons of marijuana was seized along with several semi tractor-trailers.  Bory was a participant in the conspiracy which resulted in the distribution of more than 10 tons of marijuana.

            This case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney William Baldwin and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Denise Simpson.